Jurgen Klinsmann has lavished praise on Harry Kane, insisting the ‘exceptional’ forward can fulfil his ambitions of winning trophies with Tottenham.
The England captain has been linked with a move away from the north London side in recent months after admitting he would not remain with the club if he felt they could not match his ambitions, with former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham urging Kane to ‘make the most’ of his career.
Klinsmann played alongside Sheringham during his own memorable career at Spurs, the duo establishing themselves as fans’ favourites at White Hart Lane before leaving for Bayern Munich and Manchester United respectively in search of silverware.
The German, however, believes Spurs are now in a much stronger position than when he made his own decision to depart, and believes Kane can ‘achieve anything he puts his mind to’ in the coming seasons.
“He can achieve anything he puts his mind to,” Klinsmann told talkSport.
“He’s so, so talented, exceptional and he’s now into a stage of his career where he is far more mature. He’s not the young lad anymore, even if you think of him as a young player.
“Watching him from a distance, you wish him now titles. When you play a professional career, and you get the opportunity to play in a top-five team in any country in the world, then it’s about winning titles.
“And so, I keep all my fingers crossed for Spurs and for him that he can collect trophies – that’s what it is all about at the end of the day.
“That’s why I left in ’95. Even though I loved it at White Hart Lane, I had to leave for Bayern Munich because I said, ‘well I’m running out of time. I’m 31 years old and I need to win a couple more trophies’.
“But he has that chance with Spurs, he has a fantastic coach, he has a fantastic team and we all keep our fingers crossed that it happens sooner rather than later.”