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Wimmer on 'unique' Kane: 'I'm glad I don't play against him!'

Tue 28 February 2017, 15:54|Tottenham Hotspur

Kevin Wimmer believes Harry Kane is performing even better than last season – and admitted he prefers being a team-mate than an opponent of the deadly striker in training!

England front man Harry helped himself to his third hat-trick of 2017 as we blew Stoke City away in the first period at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

After joining the free-scoring academy graduate on the pitch for the bulk of the second half as we saw out a 4-0 win, centre-back Kevin was full of praise for our number 10, declaring that the 23-year-old is out-doing his Golden Boot-winning endeavours from 2015-16.

“You only have to see what he does every week in the games – I think he’s improved a lot from last season. He was great last season but he’s improved even more,” underlined the Austrian international, who enjoyed a clean sheet on what was his fifth Premier League appearance of the campaign.

“He can keep the ball so strongly, it’s difficult when you’re behind him. He’s such a strong guy, he protects the ball so well, he’s quick, he’s sharp and, in front of goal, whenever he gets a chance, it’s usually a goal.


“It’s the same in training so it’s always a good feeling in training when we play games and you’re on the same team as him – but not against him!

“I said to him after the game (against Stoke) that everybody expects him now to score three goals in every game, otherwise everybody is disappointed!”

Harry’s second strike against the Potters – a chopped, left-footed half-volley with pinpoint precision from a bouncing ball just inside the box – left fans and pundits around the world purring with admiration. Kevin said he was also particularly impressed.

“When you see the skills he has in front of goal, it’s unbelievable – I think it’s unique,” he explained.

“Every time he gets a good chance, his shot is unbelievable and 99 per cent of the time it’s a goal. It was the same on Sunday, especially the second goal. Not many strikers in the world can do that so we are very happy to have a striker like him in our team.

“He’s brilliant, he works so hard in training and I’m glad as well that I just have to mark him in training sometimes and not in a game!”