Teddy Sheringham explains why Harry Kane is better than Alan Shearer IN FRONT of the former England forward

Harry Kane is one of the country’s brightest talents and a man who seems capable of hitting the back of the net every week.

This season he is the league’s current joint top goal-scorer with Romelu Lukaku, having netted a staggering 19 times, and looks set to break records in the game.

In total he has scored 68 times in the Premier League, but being just 23 years old, has plenty of time to add to this, should he decide to stay in England.

In recent weeks he has been compared to one of the country’s all-time greatest strikers, Alan Shearer, who these days provides punditry for the BBC.

Teddy Sheringham has a laugh before the start of the game
Teddy Sheringham explains why he prefers Harry Kane to Alan Shearer
(Photo: PA)

Ahead of Tottenham’s FA Cup quarter-final with Millwall, BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker asked Teddy Sheringham for his thoughts on the comparison.

He pointed out that like Shearer, Kane is both strong and commanding and has the ability to score goals with his head as well as with his feet.

Alan Shearer on Match of the Day
Shearer admits that he is also a big fan of the Tottenham forward
(Photo: BBC)

But Sheringham’s answer was a little surprising, as you can see in the above video.

“He’s got a little bit more than Alan Shearer, because he passes the ball as well,” says the former Tottenham forward.

“This guy [Shearer] never passed, he shot, which is fine.

Kane was forced off injured in Spurs’ FA Cup clash with Millwall
(Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

“When you’re playing with a centre forward and you know he is going to shoot you know you are only going to get the ball off the goalkeeper or a rebound.

“But Harry has got a little bit extra.”

Kane rolled over his ankle and was replaced minutes into the quarter-final fixture
(Photo: REUTERS)

Shearer, who is the Premier League’s all-time record goal scorer with 260, takes the comment well and explains why he also rates the striker.

“I am a huge fan of his, he is comfortable at this level, he is comfortable being talked about as a top, top player and he is only going to get better.”

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