Patrick Bamford has praised Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane and has hailed him as the best striker the world.
The 27-year-old has earned a recent call-up to the international team as England prepare for their World Cup qualifier against Hungary tonight.
Gareth Southgate’s side then host Andorra on Sunday before travelling to Poland for a third qualifier against Poland on Wednesday evening. Given that there’s so many games in such a short amount of time, Bamford is likely to be handed at least one cap for his country over the course of the next week.
And in training, the Leeds United man – who has just signed a new five-year deal club despite links of a potential move to Spurs – is delighted to be sharing a training pitch with the forward he thinks is the best at what he does and someone he can learn from him.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Bamford said: “I’ve not really modelled my game on Harry [Kane].
“For me, he’s the best striker in the world as an out-and-out No.9.
“But there are certain aspects where I look up to him and see where I can improve. Even in training I saw how crisp his contacts with the ball is when he’s finishing.
“I don’t know if our game is as similar as people make out because I run in behind a lot more and there are different aspects of it but there are definitely things I can learn from him.”
Bamford announced himself to the Premier League with 17 goals on Leeds’ return to the top flight last term, and he’ll be hoping to compete with three-time Golden Boot winner, Kane, on the top goalscorers’ leaderboard this season.
For now though, whilst away with England, he’ll aim to learn as much as he can from someone he clearly admires.
Source by Football London