Harry Kane Messi, Ronaldo, Kane? Lloris lauds Spurs striker as a Ballon d’Or 2018 contender Goal 20:33 12/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Ian MacNicol Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur Primera División Real Madrid v Barcelona Real Madrid Barcelona Premier League Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi On the back of a stellar 2017 for the England striker, the Spurs captain has hailed his colleague as one of the best players in the world Hugo Lloris believes Harry Kane is already as good a player as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.The Tottenham star set a new record for Premier League goals in a year when he ended 2017 with a hat-trick against Southampton on Boxing Day, taking his tally in the English top flight to 39. Only Messi and Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani scored more for their clubs in the last 12 months than Kane did, and his latest achievement prompted many to hail the England international as one of the world’s best attackers. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Messi and Ronaldo have both been at the pinnacle of the world game for over a decade, having won five Ballons d’Or each, and the 24-year-old striker himself believes he still has “a long way to go” to develop into a player of their calibre.However, his Spurs team-mate and captain is sure the Premier League’s top goalscorer for each of the last two seasons is already on a par with the Barcelona and Real Madrid stars.”With players like Messi and Ronaldo it’s difficult to catch them. But Harry is by the side of them and he is still young,” he told The Telegraph.“He has his head on his shoulders and he has a lot of humility and that’s the key.”I’ve never played with a striker capable of scoring so many goals in a year. I played with a lot of top strikers and probably he is the best.”Lloris is just the latest voice to insist Kane is on the level of one of the best around, as Alan Shearer, whose record he broke this month, says he would be a star for either of the Clasico sides, after Lothar Matthaus claimed he would walk into any team in Europe and keep scoring.
The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, says she is “happy the Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union has been resuscitated.”“I’m happy the union is back on track. Government can now assist the Union to ensure that the industry is properly organised,” Minister Grange said.The Minister’s comments were made during a recent meeting with Karen Smith, President of the Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union and other members of the executive.The Union resumed operations in June 2017 after being dormant for many years. Its aims and objectives are the promotion of live music, the improvement of musical talent, working conditions, establishing and maintaining uniform and fair prices for musicians and artistes’ services as well as protecting the interests of all its affiliatesMinister Grange also pointed out that the Ministry will partner with the union to build capacity and assist in getting training for its members. The entertainment registry and an insurance plan for the industry were also among the matters discussed.“I think the future looks well since there is now a structured approach to developing the industry, to protecting the creative industries, particularly in the area of music, and to ensuring that we are able to harness whatever revenue we can to assist the economic growth of the country,” the Minister said.Miss Smith said she was pleased to have met with the Minister and looks forward to working with the Ministry.