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Toby Alderweireld hails Tottenham Hotspur teammate Harry Kane

Alderweireld hails Spurs teammate Kane
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Toby Alderweireld brands Tottenham Hotspur teammate Harry Kane "one of the best strikers in the world" following their clash in the third-place playoff at the World Cup.

Toby Alderweireld branded his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Harry Kane "one of the best strikers in the world" following their meeting in the third-place playoff at the 2018 World Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Alderweireld's Belgium claimed third position at this summer's competition courtesy of a 2-0 win over Kane's England, with Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard scoring the goals for Roberto Martinez's side.

Kane is on course to claim the Golden Boot at the World Cup as his six goals currently lead the charts, and Alderweireld has backed the Three Lions captain to continue improving as a footballer.

"I think Harry is one of the best strikers in the world, of course he is," Alderweireld told reporters. "He's an all-round player. He's not just scoring goals, he's helping the team play better.

"The only thing he didn't do is score against Belgium so that's a positive for us! But he is a wonderful player and still very young as well, people forget that. He has the desire to be one of the best, maybe the best, and this is just the beginning I think."

Kane entered this summer's competition off the back of scoring 41 goals for Tottenham last season.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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