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Diego Maradona tells Tottenham's Harry Kane to keep goalies guessing

Harry Kane has set his sights on becoming the best footballer on the planet and Diego Maradona, a man who can claim to have been just that, has offered the Tottenham Hotspur striker some tips on how to reach the top.

Maradona was Spurs' guest at Wembley for Sunday's victory over Liverpool, watching the match alongside his friend and former Argentina teammate Ossie Ardiles and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy in the executive box, before appearing on the pitch at half-time.

Before the game, Maradona -- also a former teammate of Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino at Argentine club Newell's Old Boys -- met Kane and Spurs captain Hugo Lloris in the dressing room, and offered the England international some sage advice.

"Wow, what a goal scorer," Maradona said, as he was introduced to the Tottenham duo.

"Mauricio has a real backbone in the team. Hugo stops everything at one end and Harry puts everything in at the other."

After wishing both players good luck for the game, Maradona added: "Oh, and Harry, don't always go near post with your shots. Go across goal sometimes.

"You know why? Goalkeeper watch you on TV all the time. So next time... across!"

Maradona's presence may have inspired Kane, who scored twice in a 4-1 win, but he had no need to put his tips into practice, finishing into an empty net on both occasions after mistakes from Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Kane has 17 goals for club and country this season.

Dan is ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Dan_KP.


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