Tottenham ace Harry Kane backed to ‘obliterate’ Premier League record set by Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry’s record of 20 Premier League assists in a season for Arsenal can be ‘obliterated’ by Tottenham star Harry Kane.

Kane has enjoyed an impressive start to the season in terms of goalscoring and also providing for his team-mates.

The 27-year-old has eight assists for the campaign in just six games for Spurs.

It means Kane is just 14 behind the record jointly held by Henry and Manchester City Kevin de Bruyne.

Kane’s previous best for assists in a league season was seven in 2016/17.

Keown played alongside Henry and Dennis Bergkamp for several years and is ideally placed to compare Kane to the ex-Arsenal duo.

And the former defender feels Kane is thriving at having quick forward in front of him to feed.

“What anyone who played with Dennis will say is that his service was outstanding,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“I’m now watching what Harry Kane is doing for Tottenham and, dare I say it, he is starting to remind me of my old team-mate.

“I’m not saying Kane is as technically gifted as Dennis – I don’t think anybody is. But the quality of the balls I’m seeing from the Spurs striker, and the way he is finding Son Heung-min, it is Bergkampian.

“He is starting high, dropping deep, and showing there is more to his game than merely scoring goals. With eight assists in six games, at this rate Kane would obliterate the Premier League record of 20, shared by Henry and Kevin De Bruyne.

“We’ve seen what Roberto Firmino does for Liverpool – how he drops into those pockets of space and has willing runners in Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, who start wide but come inside.

“Kane, likewise, has fast-paced forwards who he can pick out. That’s been Son of late – most notably in that 5-2 win over Southampton when Kane took advantage of the hosts’ high line to assist his team-mate four times.

“But now he has Gareth Bale, too. Son and Bale could become Tottenham’s inside forwards with Kane applying those golden passes into their paths.”

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