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Rio Ferdinand has praised Harry Kane’s “world-class” impact against Barcelona despite Tottenham’s defeat on Wednesday.

Barcelona ran out 4-2 winners thanks to goals from Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic and a brace from Lionel Messi, who was simply sublime on the night.

Goals from Kane and Lamela made the visitors sweat in the second half but Messi’s brilliance saw the points head home with the La Liga giants.

After the game, amid all the deserved plaudits for Messi, BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand made a point to heap praise on Kane.

The 25-year-old’s goal was of the highest quality, and Ferdinand didn’t hold back in expressing his admiration.

“This is great. You want world-class players oe their day to produce the good and Harry Kane, I love his character,” said the former Manchester United defender (via This Is Futbol).

“Two-nil down. Sit down. Bottom corner. There was a similar goal he scored in the Premier League as well. This is just [a great goal].”

After a ropey start to the season, Kane has now scored six goals in nine appearances across all competitions, including five in seven Premier League games.

The England striker found the net 41 times for Spurs last term and will be hoping to match or improve on those numbers in 2018/19.

Meanwhile, Harry winks has admitted he enjoyed playing against Messi at Wembley – read more here.

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