Everton boss Ronald Koeman has no doubts over the quality of Tottenam striker Harry Kane.
Kane scored his first goal in the Premier League in victory at Everton on Saturday; it is his 100th goal for his club.
“After Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sánchez, and maybe one to two others, Kane comes,” said Koeman.
“He is one of the best strikers in the world.
“He has a lot of football intelligence, he uses his body at the right moments, moves smartly over the field and runs well. He is a top forward.”
On his part, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes Kane can be an even better player than his former Argentina team-mate Gabriel Batistuta.
The England international has established himself as one of Europe’s best strikers and Pochettino has backed him to enjoy an even more illustrious career than Batistuta.
“Maybe he has different characteristics but I think he is in that level, with Batistuta,” said Pochettino.
“Batistuta was a killer. I think yes, you can compare, but for me, I put Batistuta there [raises one hand above the other] and Harry [just below] – but Harry can be better than him.
“He is a killer, Harry Kane, look at the goals he has scored the last year.”