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Neville praises Kane after Tottenham’s man-of-the-match showing in victory against Manchester City

Gary Neville praises the ‘spectacular’ Harry Kane after Tottenham’s man-of-the-match appearance in the win against Manchester City … and believes this was the best he has played since starring in 2017 against Liverpool

  • Harry Kane set up Giovani Lo Celso for Tottenham’s second goal in their win
  • Manchester City’s defeat coincided with Spurs topping the rankings
  • But Gary Neville claimed that Kane had played with Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte
  • He also claimed it was his best performance for Spurs since Liverpool in 2017

Gary Neville claimed Harry Kane played with Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte while praising the Tottenham forward after his man-of-the-match appearance in his side’s 2-0 win against Manchester City.

The England captain set up substitute Giovani Lo Celso for the second goal and advanced to nine Premier League assists for this season as his side topped the Premier League after beating Pep Guardiola’s men.

During the final stages of the match, Neville praised the 27-year-old, with the former Manchester United right-back claiming it was his best performance in a Spurs jersey since inspiring his side to a 4-1 win against Liverpool at Wembley Three. years ago.

Gary Neville claimed Harry Kane (left) played with Ruben Dias (right) and Aymeric Laporte in Tottenham's win against Manchester City

Gary Neville claimed Harry Kane (left) played with Ruben Dias (right) and Aymeric Laporte in Tottenham’s win against Manchester City

Kane assisted Giovani Lo Celso (center) and Son Heung-min also scored in the win

Kane assisted Giovani Lo Celso (center) and Son Heung-min also scored in the win

Kane assisted Giovani Lo Celso (center) and Son Heung-min also scored in the win

‘He plays with them [Dias and Laporte] like you wouldn’t believe. I remember a few years ago at Wembley when they played against Liverpool and Kane was sensational that day against Dejan Lovren and he was substituted.

“This is as good as I’ve seen Kane play since then. He has played some brilliant matches, but this in a top game, a tough game against Manchester City. He has been spectacular.

Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias are £ 40m- £ 50m mid-backs. These are top defenders, and they got the rounds. ‘

And Neville praised Kane's performance after taking his ninth assist this season

And Neville praised Kane's performance after taking his ninth assist this season

And Neville praised Kane’s performance after taking his ninth assist this season

Neville said it was the best he'd played since Tottenham beat Liverpool at Wembley in 2017

Neville said it was the best he'd played since Tottenham beat Liverpool at Wembley in 2017

Neville said it was the best he’d played since Tottenham beat Liverpool at Wembley in 2017

After the game, Neville added: “Spurs were excellent in their defensive form, but he [Kane] has been absolutely excellent.

“He didn’t score, but his overall performance was so good.”

On that day in October 2017, Kane scored twice in a 4-1 win after a poor performance by Reds to get on points with Manchester United in second place.

But his side is now on top and speaking after the game, Kane insisted that his main task of the day was to make sure his side had an outlet to give goalscorer Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn the space to defend the game. city.

When asked about his role in the game, Kane – who also has seven league goals to his name this season – replied, “Mainly to hold up the ball. Especially if you’re a little under the cosh. Just winning fouls, trying to bring others into play.

Kane scored twice that day to penalize a poor performance by Liverpool to send Spurs flying

Kane scored twice that day to penalize a poor performance by Liverpool to send Spurs flying

Kane scored twice that day to punish Liverpool for a poor performance and let Spurs fly

Marcel labeled Dias and Laporte as top defenders, but the ones who were screwed up by Kane

Marcel labeled Dias and Laporte as top defenders, but the ones who were screwed up by Kane

Marcel labeled Dias and Laporte as top defenders, but the ones who were screwed up by Kane

‘In the counterattack when I drop the line deep, I know I have runners behind. Fortunately, we took advantage of that. ‘

At one point, Kane was leading the stats for most of any player’s tackles on the field, asking if it was a different string for his bow, adding, ‘Yeah absolutely. It’s a difficult season and you have to do everything you can to win games.

‘It’s been a year up and down, you’ve already seen that and yes, part of my job is working hard for the team, winning tackles. Obviously scoring goals and getting assists, but I like to defend and I like to work hard.

‘The feeling after the game when you’ve made a great shift, there is no better feeling when you win. We will enjoy it, but we know we have a long way to go. ‘

Kane also had the most tackles of all players at one point during the match

Kane also had the most tackles of all players at one point during the match

Kane also had the most tackles of all players at one point during the match

Spurs topped the Premier League thanks to their victory over Pep Guardiola's men

Spurs topped the Premier League thanks to their victory over Pep Guardiola's men

Spurs topped the Premier League thanks to their victory over Pep Guardiola’s men

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