Thierry Henry believes Harry Kane has an advantage over Premier League defenders before a ball is kicked because he strikes fear into them.
The former Arsenal striker was speaking on Sky Sports during the post-match analysis of Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Liverpool at Wembley.
“I remember playing games where I knew it was OK already in the tunnel”, said Henry. (Quotes via Squawka.)
“You’re focussing, and that guy on the side is looking at you and I’m like ‘Oh man, you’re in trouble’.
“So then you go on the field and you give them what they want. What they want is to see if I was that.
“So you give them a little move and they back off and I’m like, ‘Oh you’re even more in trouble!’
“If the guy wanted to have a go at me I’m like, ‘Oh, OK, I’m having a game here’.
“I can see that with Kane, he’s looking at people like ‘You’re not going to do anything against me today’, and those guys back off.”
As much as Spurs fans don’t like to admit it, Henry was one of the Premier League’s greatest ever strikers, so any comparisons with Kane are more than welcome.