Harry Kane has told ESPN FC that his “unbelievable” Tottenham Hotspur teammate Dele Alli can go on to become one of the best players to have ever graced the football pitch.

Alli, 20, was named PFA Young Player of the Year last season following a remarkable debut campaign in the Premier League, and he has only gotten better this season. The England international has already scored more league goals than he managed in the whole of last season, probably because he is playing closer to teammate Kane.

His goal scoring has earned him comparisons with Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes but he has reached 20 Premier League goals in fewer games than all three, and Kane believes Alli is “his own player.”

“He’s got so many great attributes, he scores goals, he assists goals, he’s got great skills. He’s his own player. He’s got amazing potential,” Kane told ESPN FC at a Lucozade sport event yesterday.

“He’s so young and we sometimes forget how young he is. All he has to do is keep working hard, keep his head down, concentrate on the important things on the pitch, playing football. And he’ll be one of the best players in the world. The stuff he does week-in-week-out is unbelievable, so he’s amazing player who will keep getting better.”

Kane is currently Tottenham’s vice-captain behind Hugo Lloris but he said he would relish the chance to captain both club and country in the near future.

He hopes that Hugo Lloris will remain at the club for as long as possible but if the French international chooses to leave the club soon or gets injured, he’ll like to take up the club’s captaincy role.

He feels that there is a connection between him and the Spurs fans and he hopes that their love for him will help him steer the club to glory.