‘Harry Kane is the best striker in football’: David Villa believes Jose Mourinho will inherit the perfect No 9 after taking the Tottenham job
Spain’s record scorer believes no one can touch the England captain as a No 9. Kane has 32 goals in 45 games for the Three Lions after a hat-trick against Montenegro and a strike in Kosovo as England reached Euro 2020 last week.
And he will return to White Hart Lane under the guidance of a new manager in Jose Mourinho, after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham on Tuesday and the Portuguese was handed the reins in a shock appointment.
David Villa believes Tottenham’s Harry Kane is the best striker in world football at present
Kane will be under the guidance of Jose Mourinho at Tottenham after his shock appointment
World Cup winner Villa, who scored 59 times in 98 games for Spain, believes Mourinho will inherit a perfect striker in Kane.
‘He is the best striker, or No 9, in football right now,’ Villa, who also won the 2008 European Championship, said.
‘He is great in almost everything he does, he is one of the candidates for taking the golden boot at Euro 2020 for sure.’
Tottenham sit 14th in the Premier League, nine points off the top four, after failing to build on last season’s run to the Champions League final, where they lost to Liverpool.
Mauricio Pochettino was sacked as Tottenham manager on Tuesday night
Villa does not believe Kane has to leave Tottenham to fulfil his ambitions
Captain Kane still has 10 goals for Spurs this term and has been linked with Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the past.
But Villa insisted he does not have to leave White Hart Lane to fulfil his ambitions.
‘You don’t need to move to another club to motivate yourself. Harry has always played for Tottenham,’ said the 37-year-old.
‘I know they are not doing so well this year but I’m not in his mind, I don’t know his future. He will be a good player wherever he goes for sure, he has talent to play in other leagues.’
Villa announced this week he will retire in January after a season with Vissel Kobe in Japan.
It came after four years with New York City FC and the former Barcelona star will now spearhead a team in the New York borough of Queens.
David Villa, who recently retired, believes Kane is the perfect No 9 across all of football
Queensboro FC has been awarded a franchise in the USL Championship, the second tier of US football, from 2021.
‘I’m not worried about about he next step, I’ve got many priorities ahead and one of them is Queensboro,’ he added, speaking at the launch of the Booking.com Stadium Suite.
‘We have many things to do, it’s one of the things in the next step of my life.’
David Villa was speaking at the launch of the Booking.com Stadium Suite, announcing that football fans have the chance to win the Ultimate Overnight Football Experience, where one lucky winner and their guest can win a stay at Wembley on the night of the Final of UEFA EURO 2020™. To be in with a chance of winning, fans 18+ need to book and complete a stay on Booking.com by March 31st 2020. Ts&Cs apply, for more information visit: www.booking.com/stadiumsuite