Paul Merson: Why this Tottenham star deserves extra credit

Paul Merson is a big fan of Harry Kane...

Paul Merson has heaped yet more praise on Harry Kane following the striker’s sparkling form for Tottenham Hotspur.

Kane has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers this season to help Mauricio Pochettino’s men launch a genuine assault on the title.

The England striker has scored 15 goals and made one assist in 25 games for the Lilywhites so far this term.

He played the full 90 minutes as Spurs underlined their status as genuine title contenders by beating Watford 1-0 on Saturday to move up to second place in the table.

And former Arsenal man Merson has been thoroughly impressed by what he has seen from the striker so far this season.

Merson told Sky Sports: “What can you say about Harry Kane? I’m a huge fan of his.

“He’s put in some superb performances this month. He scores goals with ease and is a proper centre forward. He’s been outstanding in Spurs’ rise up the table.”

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Spurs, who are currently just five points behind leaders Leicester City heading into the final 13 games of the season, face a stern test of their title credentials when they travel to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

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