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‘That’s the same’: Thomas Tuchel makes Lionel Messi claim about one Tottenham player

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has raved about Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and has made a flattering comparison with Lionel Messi and Barcelona, as quoted in The London Evening Standard


Tuchel is surprised that Kane is still at Tottenham and thought that he would end up at Manchester City.

Premier League champions City were keen on signing the 28-year-old striker in the summer transfer window, but no move materialised.

Chelsea boss Tuchel has said that whenever he thinks of Spurs, he thinks of Kane.

The German coach has compared Kane’s situation at Tottenham with that of Messi, who left Barcelona only this summer on a free transfer for Paris Saint-Germain.


The London Evening Standard quotes Tuchel as saying: “I thought that this is going to happen.

“No I was not scared, but if it would have happened I would have been very interested in how maybe it would have changed Manchester City’s style of playing.”

The Chelsea boss added: “On one side I was happy that he stayed because it is also nice that it exists in football that players play for one club only.

“Harry Kane is Tottenham and even for me, I have absolutely nothing to do with Tottenham, I have never worked for them, when I think about Tottenham in the last decade you think about Harry Kane and this is very nice.

“Like you think about Messi and straight away you think about Barcelona and it is very hard to think that he plays for another club now and that’s the same for Harry Kane.”


Kane staying at Tottenham is big for the North London club.

The England international striker is one of the best in his position, and the 28-year-old staying at Spurs is good for Nuno’s side.

Kane staying at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is only going to enhance Spurs’ chances of finishing in the Premier League top four this season.

The Spurs striker has scored 166 goals in 248 Premier League appearances so far in his career.