Thierry Henry tells Tottenham fans why Harry Kane isn’t world class
The Arsenal legend explains why Tottenham striker Harry Kane must do to reach world-class levels
Thierry Henry has told Harry Kane that he must consistently produce in the latter stages of the Champions League if the Tottenham Hotspur striker wants to be considered world class.
The England international has prompted discussion about the 24-year-old being a truly world-class striker after a return of eight goals in September so far.
Kane scored a hat-trick in Tottenham’s 3-0 win against APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday night to secure back-to-back victories in the Champions League after his stunning double in a 3-1 win against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley earlier this month.
The Spurs forward failed to get on the score sheet in Tottenham’s opening three Premier League games in August before netting twice in a 3-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park at the start of September.
Kane scored 29 times in 30 games in the Premier League last season to finish as the division’s top goal-scorer for the second successive campaign.
However, Arsenal legend Henry believes Kane needs to produce some big goals in the latter stages of the Champions League if the England international wants to be considered in the world-class bracket.
“For Kane, unfortunately for him, it was a short Champions League campaign with Spurs and a short Europa League,” Henry told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports.
“The Euros were short also for him. With Kane it is his team but we don’t know how good he is in terms of Europe. Aguero hasn’t won the Champions League yet but we all know he’s won the league already and it is his team.”
Kane is still waiting to win his first piece of silverware at Tottenham after finishing in second place in the title race last term.