Analysis: 'He's a class act' - Teddy Sheringham on Harry Kane's hat-trick at Fulham
20 February 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
All-time great Teddy Sheringham described Harry Kane as ‘a class act’ after his hat-trick in our 3-0 FA Cup win at Fulham on Sunday.
The victory set-up an intriguing quarter-final at the Lane against Millwall, where Teddy made his name in the 1980s before reaching the absolute heights of the game in a career spanning 1984-2008.
A big fan of Harry since day one - he spoke HERE about the striker's emergence back in March, 2015 - Teddy describes Harry, still only 23, as having ‘everything’ after he chalked up hat-trick number five and goals 81, 82 and 83 for us at Craven Cottage.
Here’s what Hall of Famer Teddy, now 50 and ninth in our all-time goalscoring list on 124 goals, had to say about Harry’s performance against Fulham...
Below: Teddy Sheringham
Teddy on Harry
“He’s a class act, isn’t he? I never have a problem with Harry going through a spell of not scoring goals because you know he’s going to score again at some stage. He scores all sorts of goals. He keeps getting across defenders in the box, he keeps moving, can hit shots from range, can score with his head. I love him. He’s got everything."
Below: Harry slots home for 2-0 at Craven Cottage
Teddy on Harry’s hat-trick at Fulham
“The first goal is a controlled finish. He sees straight away that the ball will be coming into the box early, gets ahead of his man and then knows he just has to control the finish, he doesn’t have to hit it hard, he knows the goalkeeper will be off balance because the ball is coming in from a wide angle.
“The second goal is all about great timing. On another day he might have been given offside but he got the benefit of the doubt on this occasion and it’s another controlled finish.
Below: Harry slots home his hat-trick goal
“The third goal shows how much class he has because I don’t know if peope noticed but when he went through and beat the offside trap, he even had time to have a little glance at the linesman, took a touch then just put it down the side the the goalkeeper with aplomb, beautiful.”
Below: Celebration time for Harry in front of our fans at Fulham
‘Break might have done him a favour’
“He’s had that period (September 19-November 5) when he was out injured and that might have done him a favour after playing throughout last summer in the European Championships. That break won’t have done him any harm. He looks sharp again now, and that’s fantastic for the run-in.”