Joe Hart offers honest verdict on former Tottenham teammates Kane and Bale

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Joe Hart has claimed that Harry Kane is as good as any other player he has ever played with.

The current Celtic man was speaking about his impressive career to date on the In The Stiffs podcast. Having been with Man City, England and Spurs, the ‘keeper has played alongside some of the best in the world. However, Hart admitted that the 28-year-old frontman is right up there at the top.

“The best finisher there was Kane and best player there is him,” said Hart.

“I was with him for three years previously with England and thought he was awesome, a top player, but he really is a top player.

“I saw him three years later and it wasn’t just because I was with him every day it’s because this lunatic is still improving. He’s still getting better because of his mentality and work-ethic.

“He’s a phenom. Some people when they have good days they’re unplayable. When he has a good day he’s actually perfect. His heading, his pass, his touch, his finishing. He’s [as good as I’ve played with] and I’ve played with some good ones!”

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Joe Hart offers honest Gareth Bale verdict

Hart was also honest about his time with Gareth Bale at Spurs.

The Welshman spent last season on loan with the North London club, scoring 11 goals in 20 league appearances.

And while Bale has failed to return to first-team action with Real Madrid, the winger is still playing a significant role for his international squad.

But Hart was honest in his evaluation on the talented attacker, stating the effect Spain had on him was clear to see.

“Laid back is an understatement but in there he is protecting himself,” explained Hart. “He’s definitely been hurt by what has gone on at Real Madrid. Anyone would be. The guy is a legend, a superstar. For some unknown reason to anyone the whole place turned on him and that hurt Gaz.

“He was a bit off it with injuries and that. But there were days you could tell he felt comfortable with his body. He’s very aware of feelings and he knows. he’s come to a point in his career where he’s not going to rip a hamstring for anyone.

“He’s exceptional, there were days where, phwoar… he wasn’t starting games but then something happened and he started feeling comfortable in his body.”

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