Capello: Tottenham striker Kane among the game's greatest

Italian coaching great Fabio Capello says Tottenham striker Harry Kane is among the best of all time.

England are preparing to face Italy and Germany in the final international break before the World Cup, a period in which Kane could become his country’s all-time leading goalscorer with the Tottenham forward currently just three goals behind current record holder Wayne Rooney.

When asked if Kane is one of the great forwards the game has even seen, Capello said: “I think so. He is lucky enough to be coached by [Antonio] Conte, who has helped him improve.

“Kane doesn’t just wait for the ball. Now he drops off and is involved in the build-up. He is a player who scores goals and gets assists.

“Looks at the greats, such as the Brazilian Ronaldo. He didn’t get many assists, he just scored goals.

“Kane is a player who gets involved in the build-up and he’s often the player getting an assist and setting up his team-mates. I think he is England’s most important player.”