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Tottenham interim coach Ryan Mason praises ‘incredible’ Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Ryan Mason has praised striker Harry Kane for his performance in the second half of their game against Manchester United yesterday.

The centre-forward grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and helped Tottenham snatch a point.

Spurs were 2-0 down at half-time but battled back after the break to secure a draw. Kane set up the second goal to record a Premier League record.

No player in Premier League history has assisted a single teammate to score more times than Kane has for Heung-min Son (24).

Speaking ahead of their game against Liverpool on Sunday, Mason said (via “He was outstanding. This country probably doesn’t appreciate how good he is as a footballer. He’s incredible.

“I was fortune enough to come through the academy – we played together. And be on the other side now and watching as a coach it’s a pleasure.

“I’ve thought many times in the last couple of seasons. To watch him live, this country should appreciate we’ve got a real special talent.”

There has been a lot of talk about Kane dropping deep to receive the ball. Many people feel he should be on the end of passes and not making them.

Mason explained that they gave Kane some positions where he could find space. But the player also knows when to roam.

Spurs take on Liverpool on Sunday in a match that could decide the top-four race.

Spurs are six points away from fourth-placed Manchester United, with Liverpool winning three consecutive games and pushing up the table.

Anything less than a victory this weekend will end their top-four hopes.

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