Ex-Spurs man makes bold Harry Kane claim and gives verdict on Arsenal and Chelsea icons

The Tottenham forward is ‘as good as’ Robin van Persie according to an ex-teammate of both. The Premier League winner believes a Chelsea icon was the best.

Former Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur defender William Gallas has spoken about three of his former teammates and given his opinion on who was the best.

The Frenchman was a Premier League winner with Chelsea during his time at Stamford Bridge between 2001 and 2006 before moving across London to the Gunners.

After four years at the Emirates Stadium he crossed the North London divide to join Spurs and has now been speaking ahead of this weekend’s derby.

Gallas says that Harry Kane, who made his first senior appearance at White Hart Lane during the defender’s last season in England, is as good as his former Arsenal colleague Robin van Persie.

The Dutchman netted 144 Premier League goals for the Gunners and Manchester United, considerably less than Kane’s current 189 total.

Despite that, Gallas still believes that one man stands out above both, his former Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba.

Speaking to Genting Casino, he said: “Last season it was difficult for Harry Kane because he wanted to leave Tottenham but it didn’t happen, it affected him mentally and he struggled.

“Now I think he’s back, he’s starting to score and he’s putting everything behind him.

“Different style, but I’m sure if you play against him it’s not easy because he’s very strong, very clever, and he moves all the time.

“He doesn’t always stay in front, which for the centre-back can be a little difficult, because he drops deeper to get the ball, and with his technique he can find his teammates.

“Then when he’s in the box he’s a danger, because you never know which way he will go, right, left foot, he’s so strong with both feet, and his head.So I would put him on the same level as Robin van Persie.

“Didier Drogba was a beast, he scored in the Champions League final, and many other finals, so that’s why he is on top.

“Robin was not too far away as well, his quality was different, but to play and win the Champions League is something different than to win the Premier League but Didier did them both, he won the Premier League and Champions League with Chelsea, he scored that goal in the final, so that’s why for me I put Didier on top.”