Ashley Cole Praises Harry Kane’s Brilliance after Hat-Trick

Ashley Cole has come out with lavish praise of Tottenham striker Harry Kane after the forward came up with a brilliant hat-trick in the 7-0 victory over Montenegro. England came into the game with hopes of qualification to Euro 2020 style. The team already had a sizable advantage over Czech Republic in the group A and this has only extended after this big win.

Montenegro were not expected to put up a huge challenge as the group’s bottom nation. However, manager Gareth Southgate would not have anticipated such a huge win.

This victory follows up to the 6-0 victory over Bulgaria back in October. England have now been able to get 13 goals in the last two games. Harry Kane has scored four of those goals. After Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened England’s account against Montenegro, Kane was able to blitz past the opposition – with support from Marcus Rashford and Tammy Abraham – and get a big win. Cole has played with some great strikers like Didier Drogba and Thierry Henry during his stellar career. However, he has said that Kane is comparable to those greats. The intelligence of Kane is very crucial in terms of bringing other players into the attack.

Even though Kane has struggled to make such a major impact for Spurs this season, Cole expects the England forward to go from strength to strength after this performance. “He has a cleverness and brings others into play but when he’s in front of goal, he’s quality. All strikers want to score goals, he should be really happy with his contribution,” said Cole. Kane’s biggest impact of the season has been in the Champions League where he has scored four goals in as many games. His England record stands at an impressive 31 goals in 42 games. Kane made his debut for England in 2015.