EPL: Rio Ferdinand lauds Kane as better ‘number 9’ than Lukaku

Posted on Feb 2 2018 - 6:22am by admin

Former Manchester United star, Rio Ferdinand, has lauded Tottenham striker, Harry Kane as the best striker in the Premier League.

Ferdinand described the England international as a “real No. 9,” highlighting the contrast between Kane and Lukaku.

Tottenham defeated United at Wembley on Wednesday night with Christian Eriksen capitalising on some poor defending to put the hosts ahead in the 11 minute, while Phil Jones’ own goal doubled Spurs advantage to end the game 2-0.

Ferdinand told BT Sport, “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.

“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.”

Kane tops the Premier League charts with 21 goals, 10 more than United’s Lukaku.

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