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‘It is an honour’ – Rodrigo Bentancur says one player at Tottenham has really surprised him

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Tottenham Hotspur new boy Rodrigo Bentancur has claimed that he has been really surprised by Harry Kane since joining the club in January, writes the TBR.

Spurs negotiated hard and eventually agreed a deal with Italian giants Juventus to sign the 24-year-old for just under £16 million. (Guardian)

The Uruguayan has become a fan favourite over the last few weeks. He has settled in really well and his performances in the middle of the park have impressed many people in and around the club.

Now back in his home country on international duty, Bentancur has had his say on his first few weeks at Tottenham.

The Uruguayan joined up with his international teammates ahead of the games against Peru and Chile in the coming days. He sat down for an interview with ESPN Argentina and had his say about Tottenham.

“(I’m) very happy and getting minutes. It’s the best league at the moment. I’m very happy to play for Tottenham in that league and to be taking this opportunity. (It) is going to help me a lot to keep improving,” he said.

Asked which player at Spurs has surprised him the most, Bentancur named Harry Kane and said: “Technically and physically, he is an incredible player, very complete.

“It is an honour and a pleasure to have him as a teammate.”

Kane really has found his feet since Antonio Conte’s arrival.

The Englishman, after his transfer saga in the summer, struggled to get going. He scored just one goal in the league under Nuno Espirito Santo, which is very unlike him.

Now, under Conte, Kane is back to his best. He has scored 15 goals and has provided five assists in just 27 appearances under the Italian, and if he can keep this form up, Spurs should be able to get into the top four.

It will be interesting to see if Kane will want to leave Tottenham again this summer.