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