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Tottenham: David Ginola compares Harry Kane to Diego Maradona after Newcastle rout

‘He is like the new Diego MARADONA… he has it ALL’: Delighted David Ginola heaps praise on Tottenham’s ‘playmaker’ Harry Kane by comparing him to all-time great after his man of the match display in rout over Newcastle

  • David Ginola said Harry Kane is ‘the new Diego Maradona’ after Sunday’s win 
  • Tottenham beat Newcastle 5-1 at home to jump up to fourth in the league table 
  • Kane didn’t score but picked up an assist as Spurs ran riot in North London 
  • Ginola warned that top four is ‘not enough’ for a player of Kane’s calibre 

David Ginola hailed Harry Kane as ‘the new Diego Maradona’ after his scintillating performance in Tottenham’s 5-1 win over Newcastle on Sunday.

The 28-year-old didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet himself but was influential throughout the match, and picked up an assist for Matt Doherty’s header early in the second-half.

With the England skipper showing off his passing and all round ability in recent weeks, Kane has drawn the highest praise from former Spurs star Ginola. 

Harry Kane picked up one assist during Tottenham’s 5-1 win against Newcastle United

David Ginola (R) said that Kane is like 'the new Diego Maradona' following Sunday's win

David Ginola (R) said that Kane is like ‘the new Diego Maradona’ following Sunday’s win

Speaking after the game on Sky Sports, Ginola said: ‘Spurs are looking very confident. They are relying on their assets and the finishing upfront it amazing. 

‘The new playmaker at Spurs is Harry Kane. He is like the new Diego Maradona now. Long passes, short passes, he has it all.’

Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe agreed, saying: ‘He [Kane] never loses it. His passing ability is incredible. He’s a complete footballer. Brilliant performance.’

Kane grew into life in the second-half of the game against Newcastle, whipping in a cross for full back Doherty to head in just three minutes after the restart.

Harry Kane applauds the home fans after Spurs' dominant 5-1 victory.

Ginola claimed Kane is the 'new Diego Maradona' after his impressive performance.

Kane has been likened to the late Diego Maradona after a string of impressive performances

Kane set up Matt Doherty's goal to take the lead following Ben Davies' first-half equaliser

Kane set up Matt Doherty’s goal to take the lead following Ben Davies’ first-half equaliser 

Antonio Conte’s side went on to win 5-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, thanks to goals from Heung-Min Son, Emerson Royal and Steven Bergwijn. 

Though Ginola was impressed with both Tottenham and Kane’s performances, he warned that qualifying for the top four is ‘not enough’ for a player of his stature.

Ginola said: ‘For a player of his calibre, playing year-in, year-out, just to be in the top four, it’s not enough. 

‘If he’s got propositions in the future to play with clubs who will challenge for and win trophies, that’s where he could [leave]. At the end of your career, what you look at is the list of trophies that you won.

‘If they win all their games until the end of the season then they will finish in the top four. Of course it depends on Arsenal, it depends on Chelsea, on other teams but they have got their destiny in their hands.’