Sunday 21 July 2019
Select a region

Paul Clement: Swansea will not pay special attention to Spurs striker Harry Kane

Paul Clement: Swansea will not pay special attention to Spurs striker Harry Kane

Friday 15 September 2017

Paul Clement: Swansea will not pay special attention to Spurs striker Harry Kane


The England frontman has rediscovered his goalscoring form in September.

Swansea will make no special plans to shut out in-form Tottenham striker Harry Kane at Wembley.

Kane has scored six goals in four games for club and country with his well-documented failure to score in August again already a distant memory.

The 24-year-old England striker has scored four goals in his last two Spurs appearances, taking him past the 100 mark for the London club.

“You have to make sure you’re trying to control him (Kane) because he has a lot of different qualities,” Swansea head coach Paul Clement said.

“But I’ve had these situations before, when you’re playing against sides with an outstanding talent. How much do you really try and pin that down? Then you get hurt somewhere else.

“You’ve just got to have sound defensive principles as a team, so hopefully you will control him and their other threats as well.”

Swansea assistants Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi know Kane well from their time on the Tottenham coaching staff.

Clement admits that the progress Kane has made in the past couple of seasons is putting him close to the celebrated striking company he has worked with during his time at Chelsea, Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

“Some of the strikers I have worked with have been at the very top for a number of years and have won things at national team level, European level and club level as well,” Clement said. “He’s certainly moving in that direction but only time will tell if he ends up being one of the real greats.

“I don’t know him personally but some of my staff know him from Tottenham and they say what a professional he is and how hard he works at his game.

“He reminds me of Frank Lampard, who I worked with at Chelsea, in that way as he gets the absolute best out of the ability that he has got.

“The statistics when you look at him physically, what he does as a striker, he really works. He’s getting statistics you’d be proud of as a central midfielder. He really puts a shift in.”

Sign up to newsletter

 

Comments

Comments on this story express the views of the commentator only, not Bailiwick Publishing. We are unable to guarantee the accuracy of any of those comments.

Once your comment has been submitted, it won’t appear immediately. There is no need to submit it more than once. Comments are published at the discretion of Bailiwick Publishing, and will include your username.

There are no comments for this article.

To place a comment please login

You have landed on the Bailiwick Express website, however it appears you are based in . Would you like to stay on the site, or visit the site?