Former Crystal Palace chairman and talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan believes Erling Haaland is on a ‘different level’ to Harry Kane, claiming the Spurs’ star gets too much ‘credit’ despite his performances overall this season having not been ‘great’.
Jordan’s comments came in response to Teddy Sheringam’s claim that Harry Kane is the best No. 9 in the world at the moment.
Following Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-0 win against Everton in which Harry Kane scored a brace, Sheringham hailed the English striker and said:
“He’s the best No.9 in the world for me. He’s been the best for the last four or five years. Keeps proving it year in and year out,” said Sheringham.
However, Simon Jordan is of different opinion as he believes Erling Haaland is ‘on a different level’ to Harry Kane despite the Tottenham striker’s return to form as he believes a striker must prove his elite credentials on a regular basis on the pitch.
“I have to say, I listened to Teddy Sheringham last night and I don’t think that Harry Kane is the best striker in the world. He said.
“I think he’s a very good striker, but we have an over tendency in this country to over-egg the pudding.
Kane has now scored 176 Premier League goals and is one behind Lampard. (Getty)
“Erling Haaland is on a different level to Harry Kane already.
“If we’re looking at big, strong centre-forwards that are powerhouses, look at Haaland’s record. I know it’s in a different league and I know we talk about the Bundesliga not being as competitive as the Premier League, but I just think that this kid is a phenomenon.”
The 53-year-old insists that Conte’s favourite, who has played in every league game since the Italian’s appointment, simply ‘hasn’t been at it’ and has taken aim at Kane for his interview with Gary Neville.
“We give Harry Kane loads of credit and his performances this season haven’t been great.”
“His goal return until recently hasn’t been great, he hasn’t been at it for whatever reason that is and if we want to attribute that to whatever he didn’t get what he wanted last summer then tough luck.
” We don’t always get what we want. He’s a big boy, he’s signed a big contract with Spurs for a significant period of time, he didn’t put a release clause in it so up your game and get a better agent.”
“Don’t go flapping your gums to Gary Neville about what you’re not in control of and do what you’re supposed to do and be an elite striker.”
Following what was a questionable first few months of the campaign under ex-manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Kane has since found his scoring boots scoring six and creating two to become the top flight’s most effective attacking force in 2022 so far including a couple of masterclasses against Manchester City and Everton.