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‘He’s the best striker in the world’ - How Tottenham striker Kane has helped Carter-Vickers develop

PUBLISHED: 06:00 13 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:42 13 February 2018

Cameron Carter-Vickers has started all four games since he signed on loan from Tottenham. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Cameron Carter-Vickers has started all four games since he signed on loan from Tottenham. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Ipswich Town loanee Cameron Carter-Vickers believes training regularly with Harry Kane at Tottenham has helped him add a new dimension to his game.

Carter-Vickers is on loan from Spurs for the rest of the season. Picture PAGEPIX Carter-Vickers is on loan from Spurs for the rest of the season. Picture PAGEPIX

Carter-Vickers, who has played three games for the Blues since joining in January, believes his Spurs team-mate is the best striker in the world and feels his work at the club’s Enfield base has helped him adapt to different playing styles and find new ways to keep strikers quiet.

Kane has scored 35 goals already this season, with Carter-Vickers insisting the forward’s approach off the pitch, as well as his ability on it, is also something young players can take plenty from as they look to make their way in the sport.

“In training I have played against him quite a lot,” Carter-Vickers said.

“I played against him all last season in training and all of that and it was brilliant for me. He’s a world class player, in my opinion the best striker in the world, and it’s a test every day you go into training.

Carter-Vickers believes training with Harry Kane has helped him develop. PA Carter-Vickers believes training with Harry Kane has helped him develop. PA

“It definitely improves you and you have to learn different things to try and defend a player that you may not have to do when you defend someone who’s not as good as him.

“You can see what he does during, before and after training - the focus on his training and how he is like that in everything he does like his gym work, diet and the way he lives.

“If I was looking at someone (as an example) then it would be him. You can see by the way he carries himself that he is a proper professional.”

Carter-Vickers is now on his second Championship loan of the season, having started the season with Sheffield United, and the 20-year-old believes following a similar path to Kane, who himself was loaned out four times, proves there is a pathway to the Spurs first team for youngsters sent out on temporary deals.

“He’s been to quite a few clubs on loan (Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester) and that does show there is a pathway there for going out on loan, coming back, taking your opportunity at a club like Tottenham.

“Once I came back from Sheffield United they were looking for me to go out on loan again.

“I’m really happy to be here, back in the Championship and hopefully playing a lot of games.”

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