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‘I don’t like’: Tottenham player Harry Kane issues honest Erling Haaland verdict

‘I don’t like’: Tottenham player Harry Kane issues honest Erling Haaland verdict

Tottenham striker Harry Kane said at a press conference on Tuesday that people are “talking” about Manchester City star Erling Haaland, and “rightly so,” following his stunning start to the 2022-23 season.

Haaland, 21, has already obliterated the scoring charts with 20 goals in 12 games.

He has 15 Premier League goals in nine games. Kane has also had a fantastic start to the season, scoring eight goals in nine Premier League games.

While his total would normally be chart-topping, Haaland’s record is completely unattainable for others. Kane is among them. Of course, Kane could have been on the receiving end of Kevin De Bruyne’s passes if he had joined City last summer.

Spurs, however, refused to sell Kane for less than his asking price, so City decided to wait – before signing Haaland. Kane delivered his verdict, calling the Norwegian’s start to the season “fantastic,” adding that he needed more goals himself.

“I don’t like to think or talk about other players. But he’s had a fantastic start to the season. It’s going well in the League and I’d like to score a few more in the Champions League. People are talking about him and rightly so.”

Kane will not be deterred. While he may have been eyeing the golden boot this season after seeing his teammate Son Heung-min win it, tying Mo Salah, he is unlikely to do so if Haaland stays fit. Haaland already has 15 goals.

Most Premier League strikers would be happy with such a tally. However, receiving that amount before the middle of October is unheard of.

He has already surpassed City’s top league scorer from last season, Kevin De Bruyne, with 15 goals.

Kane may be looking at Haaland with an envious gaze. That is, given that he was so close to joining Manchester City, and that Haaland has done so much for the club. But he should be proud of his “phenomenal” performance.

‘I don’t like’: Tottenham player Harry Kane issues honest Erling Haaland verdict

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