Former Chelsea manager explains why Harry Kane isn’t ‘a natural striker’
Ruud Gullit believes the Spurs man is more of a No10 than a No9
Ruud Gullit has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane is not a natural striker.
The 22-year-old ended his goalless start to the Premier League season with Tottenham’s third strike in a 4-1 victory over Manchester City at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.
Kane also scored twice during September’s international break to take his England tally to three goals in four games since making his debut last year.
However, former Chelsea and Newcastle United manager Gullit views Kane as more of an attacking forward as opposed to an out-and-out goal-scoring centre-forward.
“The thing is for him, he comes sometimes into areas where you think a No9 would not go,” Gullit said on Match Of The Day.
“He stays on the outside – he wants to be involved in the game – so he’s not a natural striker. He’s a good football player, he wants to be involved.”
Kane scooped the PFA young player of the year last April after he scored 21 times in 34 Premier League games last season.
The England forward netted 31 goals in 51 games in all competitions under Mauricio Pochettino’s guidance in his breakthrough season at the north London club.
Tottenham make the trip to Swansea City in their next Premier League game on Sunday.