Harry Kane can break career-long trophy drought at World Cup 2022 just like Jurgen Klinsmann says Tottenham icon himself

JURGEN KLINSMANN has backed Harry Kane to fire England to World Cup glory and end his trophy drought – just like he did.

The Germany legend, 58, helped fire his country to glory back in 1990.

News Group Newspapers LtdJurgen Klinsmann won the 1990 World Cup with Germany – his first major trophy[/caption]

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But despite his glittering career, before that he had only won the Italian Super Cup.

Klinsmann would later go on to enjoy two memorable spells in the Premier League with Tottenham.

And it is still a club close to his heart – and he especially likes his old team’s talisman Kane.

The striker is bang in form for Spurs after failing to secure a move away to Manchester City last year and is closing in on becoming the all-time top scorer for both club and country.

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However, the 29-year-old is still searching for his first piece of silverware as a player.

Klinsmann believes that could happen this summer if the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot winner is on top form in Qatar.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “Harry is admirable. He is a complete No 9 and in the top five in the world.

“But we have suffered a bit for him because he is the kind of player for whom you wish trophies, you know.


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“He gets closer and closer to do so with Spurs. Spurs have the capability of winning things now. They have the infrastructure and a beautiful stadium.

“But obviously he has that hunger for winning trophies and maybe it’s the moment now that it will happen for him in Qatar.”

He added: “I was actually in a similar situation when I played for Spurs.

“I left after a year because I got a call from Franz Beckenbauer at Bayern Munich and couldn’t say no because I knew I would immediately win things, which I did.

“When Harry gets those calls from other clubs he maybe gets nervous because they give him a higher probability to win trophies. But he is in a good spot, still, and hopefully it happens this season.

“I won my first big trophy when I won the World Cup so it can happen.

“I keep my fingers crossed for Harry from that point of view. Maybe this can be it for him.”

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