Rio Ferdinand admits the contrast between Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku was “unbelievable” during Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Manchester United at Wembley.
Despite the fact he didn’t score, Kane held the ball up brilliantly and created plenty of chance for his teammates and himself. Meanwhile, Lukaku was anonymous for the entire game.
Speaking on BT Sport after the match, Ferdinand spoke of his admiration for Kane.
“I think Kane showed today why he’s the best striker in the league and one of the most potent in Europe because he’s bullied United’s centre halves,” said the former England defender. (Quotes via the Mirror.)
“He totally dominated them physically and brought other people into play. The contrast between him and Lukaku today was so evident it was unbelievable from up here where we watched it.
“The ball going into him, sticking, holding centre halves off and bringing others into the game. That’s a real No.9. That’s what you want to see a No.9 do.”
Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp also chimed in: “There’s no comparison. He’s on a different level to Lukaku.”