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​Tottenham star Kane inspired by the watching Maradona

Harry Kane felt inspired by meeting Diego Maradona who was at Wembley to watch the Tottenham striker hit a brace in the 4-1 defeat of Liverpool on Sunday.

"He's a fantastic guy. I got to meet him before the game - great energy, great guy," Kane said of Maradona.

"He is one of the best number 10s ever so it was great for him to be here today.

"He didn't speak much English, just speaking in Spanish so I didn't really understand what he was saying but he was very energetic, he said some nice compliments, not just to me but to the team and to the manager.

"It was great to be in the company of someone like that. What a player he was and I can only learn from someone like him."

"At some stage I want to be the best player in the world and to do that you have to be up there with these players," Kane added.

"They set the standards, Ronaldo and Messi, so for the rest of us it's about trying to catch them and get up there."

Ian Ferris
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