Burnley vs Tottenham team news: Harry Kane captains Spurs for the first time

The 21-year-old has scored 30 goals for club and country this season

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Harry Kane will captain Tottenham for the first time today in their Premier League match at Burnley.

The 21-year-old England striker, who has scored 30 goals for club and country this season, leads out Spurs at Turf Moor.

Ahead of today's game, the north London club's manager Mauricio Pochettino had likened Kane to the the Argentinian great Gabriel Batistuta, a former team-mate of Pochettio for the Argentina national team.

"Harry Kane has skills that are similar to different players, including Batistuta. The challenge is doing it all again next season,” said Pochettino, who too on England in the 2002 World Cup alongside Batisituta.

“Now it is up to him. Harry knows the way to improve his ability. He is in a very good moment to keep working hard and develop his game.

“You need to wait for the right moment to give a player the responsibility because sometimes we can see a player is ready, but not quite complete to assume the responsibility and keep the same level.

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Burnley: Heaton; Trippier, Duff, Shackell (c), Mee; Boyd, Jones, Arfield, Barnes; Ings, Vokes

Subs: Gilks, Keane, Ward, Kightly, Jutkiewicz, Sordell, Ulvestad.

Tottenham: Vorm, Walker, Chiriches, Dier, Rose; Bentaleb, Mason; Chadli, Eriksen, Paulinho; Kane (c).

Subs: Friedel, Davies, Dembele, Lamela, Stambouli, Townsend, Soldado.

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