Pele reveals how good he thinks Tottenham's Harry Kane can be

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Harry Kane has scored 22 goals this season and remains in contention for Player of the Year, as well as a Premier League winner's medal.

For most strikers, few things would be able to top that. But Kane has another reason to be glowing with pride after being praised by Brazil legend Pele.

A new generation 

Pele is widely considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, footballers of all time, so he is fairly well-qualified to talk about the Spurs striker.


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The 75-year-old told Simply Prestige Events, with whom he is travelling to England this summer:

"Young players like Harry Kane, Dele Alli represent the new generation for the England national team."

Pele watches on

While he admitted he does not get to watch as many Premier League games as he'd like, Pele also revealed there is one other player who he always has his eye on.

"Coutinho is a player that I follow, along with many other Brazilians that play in the league."

The Liverpool midfielder is now vying with Kane for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, while Kane has also been nominated for the main award. 

Kane winning recognition 

It is clear that the Tottenham man's exploits have not gone unnoticed at a global level. Initially, that came in the form of links to Real Madrid, but now he will surely be happier earning Pele's admiration. 

Leicester City as a whole were also singled out by Pele, but he insists that while their meteoric rise is somewhat surprising, "for me, this is football". 

Pele would know, having scored an unbelievable 1,282 goals in an enviable career. 

He does not visit the UK until June, but the knowledge that he will be watching keenly might serve as that extra bit of inspiration for Premier League players going into the final part of the season. 

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