Brendan Rodgers hails Harry Kane but insists he would not swap him for Jamie Vardy

    Brendan Rodgers has dropped a massive statement on Harry Kane on the eve of the Premier League showdown between Leicester City and Tottenham

    Saturday’s action in England’s top-tier competition kicks off at the King Power Stadium, as the Foxes take on the Spurs who won in two of their previous three league visits here.

    It will also be an opportunity for the two highly-rated English strikers to lock horns, as Jamie Vardy should headline Leicester’s attack while Harry Kane should spearhead Mauricio Pochettino’s strike force.

    In the build-up to the weekend’s clash, the Foxes boss, Brendan Rodgers, has hailed the England captain.

    “Harry is very different to Jamie. I go back to a game about five years ago when I was the Liverpool manager, and Harry was on the bench for Tottenham then so the strides he has made over those years has been brilliant,” Rodgers said, as reported by Sky Sports.

    “The goals he has scored – he’s become a real talisman for Tottenham and his country.”

    However, the former Liverpool manager has taken no time to heap praise on his star forward, Vardy, insisting he would never swap him for Kane.

    “Harry is a top, top player but I wouldn’t swap Jamie,” the Foxes boss added.

    “I have worked closely with Jamie for some time now, and there’s not many in world football you would swap him for.

    “He’s just got this incredible knack in terms of pressing the game and reading the game, and tactically he is so good. He has that hunger and that appetite, desire and speed to get in behind and stretch the game and score. I like that kind of striker.

    “At this level, in the most competitive league in the world, he is right up there with the elite strikers in the world, and I am very fortunate to have him.”

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