Harry Kane has paid tribute to ‘special’ Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount and ‘fantastic’ Manchester City’s Phil Foden, with the England teammates set to meet in the Champions League final.
Mount scored the Chelsea’s much needed second goal in a 2-0 victory over Real Madrid on Wednesday as Thomas Tuchel’s side knocked the Spanish side out and progressed to the final.
Chelsea will face Man City, who eased past last season’s runners-up Paris Saint-Germain to progress to their first ever Champions League final.
Tottenham and England skipper Kane is a huge admirer of both Mount and Foden, describing both of them as ‘special’ and ‘fantastic’ players.
‘Mason [Mount] is a fantastic player, great on the ball, great worth ethic,’ Kane told beIN SPORTS. ‘He wins balls back, makes tackles, it’s an underrated part of his game.
‘He’s a truly special player and it’s great for him to playing in a Champions League final in a few weeks’ time. He was great again against Real Madrid.’
On Foden, Kane added: ‘He’s fantastic. He’s done amazing the last two, three, four years. He’s really stepped up. ‘You can see him improving year on year, getting better at understanding the game and he’s playing at the highest level for the best team in the world and he’s performing as well as any player has done, throughout the whole season.
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‘He’s a great talent. He’s a great boy as well. He’s always looking to learn and improve.’
Kane, Mount and Foden will all hope to help Gareth Southgate’s England to win the European Championship this summer.
Asked to state his aspirations, Kane responded: ‘Just to have trophies under the belt, to have amazing experiences under the belt.
‘Of course I’ve played in some finals, some semi-finals. On the bigger stage it hasn’t quite gone my way, but I’ve got plenty of years left. ‘Hopefully I can look back on my career in years to come and be proud of what I’ve achieved.’