England captain Harry Kane took part in a social media Q&A yesterday eveningForward Kane was celebrating 10 years since making his Premier League debutHe answered questions with video responses on both Twitter and InstagramHe branded John Terry as one of the toughest defenders he has ever faced
England captain Harry Kane revealed John Terry as one of his toughest ever opponents in an Instagram Q&A last night.
The Tottenham forward took to social media yesterday evening to answer questions from fans to celebrate 10 years since he made his Premier League debut and, when asked the toughest defenders he has faced, Kane answered with Terry and England nemesis Giorgio Chiellini.
Starting on Twitter before moving over to Instagram, the forward tackled questions on a variety of topics with some catching the eye more than others – former England and Chelsea skipper Terry, however, was one player who reaped the rewards of the session.
Harry Kane took part in a social media Q&A to mark 10 years since his Premier League debut
Kane described former Chelsea and England captain as one of his toughest opponents
Kane and Terry faced off at opposite ends of their careers and have both captained England
‘There are a few who have been the toughest I have faced in my career,’ Kane said in a video on his Instagram story.
‘Early on facing John Terry, [he was] just a really smart defender, knew where to put his body, knew how to stop my runs, so that was a great learning curve.’
Kane crossed paths with Terry – who made nearly 500 appearances in the Premier League for Chelsea – early in his career before the now-41-year-old retired in 2018.
Kane also referenced Giorgio Chiellini as one of the toughest defenders he has faced
Chiellini was part of the Italy team that beat England on penalties in the Euro 2020 final
He did however also go onto mention Chiellini, who infamously joked about Tottenham’s poor history before helping cost England a Euro 2020 win, also crediting the defender’s intelligence.
‘And then Chiellini,’ Kane added. ‘I obviously played against him against Italy and against Juventus.
‘Again, really smart, strong, and physical.’
Kane was poised with several questions, including what it’s like to play with Heung-Min Son
Kane answered several other questions in the session, including what it’s like playing with Spurs team-mate Heung-Min Son, who Kane branded a ‘fantastic player and a fantastic person’.
He did however tag England all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney as the best player to play with, before saying he was ‘really excited’ for this winter’s World Cup.
The forward wrapped up the Q&A by thanking fans for their questions, before looking forward to Tottenham’s game against Wolves on Saturday.