Roy Hodgson is a man who knows Harry Kane more than most – and the Crystal Palace manager has lavished praise on the forward, ahead of his side’s meeting with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend.
He noted that Kane is simply a brilliant forward, and someone who doesn’t even have weaknesses, with the main tactic for Palace this weekend being simply to try and limit the chances the England international will get – given he usually takes at least one of them.
Hodgson said in his pre-match presser: “Kane is in great form and he has been for the last couple of seasons. He has all the qualities you need as a centre forward and no particular weaknesses.
“We have to limit his opportunities because he’ll score if he gets enough of them.”
He also offered injury updates on a side who have really suffered in recent weeks with seeing key players forced out on the sidelines, and had some positive news – although returns for Zaha and Sakho can’t come soon enough.
Palace know they’re getting sucked back into relegation trouble, and need their key players to be fit and also preforming, with the bottom half of the table as tight as it’s ever been.
He said: “Wilf is progressing well, but is still weeks away. It looks as he’s much further forward in his recovery than he medically should be at this point. Great credit to the medical staff and Wilf himself.
“Mama’s still feeling this calf injury, so we’ll have to wait and see. We have to wait for him to let us know he’s ready.”