West Ham defender wary of Tottenham hotshot

West Ham United centre-half Winston Reid has admitted that he will have to watch Tottenham’s Harry Kane closely when the teams meet later today.

The London rivals are due to clash at White Hart Lane, with both sides desperate for three points to push their chances of a top-four finish forward.

The Hammers have an excellent record on the road this season, while Spurs have not been beaten in their last 11 Premier League games.

Reid has identified Kane as the home side’s danger man and stated that the England international can be lethal in the penalty box.

“You just have to watch him in the box,” the New Zealand international told The Telegraph.

“He’s a different type of player to someone like [Sergio] Aguero. He is not going to dribble past 10 players.

“But when he is in the box, he’s a really good finisher, he’s good in his movements.

“That is where you have to be aware of him. Hopefully it goes our way this time. In general we have only lost to them at home in the last couple of years.”

Kane struggled to replicate last season’s goal-scoring feat in the early parts of the new campaign, but has started to find his shooting boots in the last couple of weeks.

The homegrown hero scored 31 goals in all competitions last term and is an essential member of Mauricio Pochettino’s progressive young side.

 


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