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Spurs v Wolves: Fabio Silva keen to take on idol Harry Kane

Fabio Silva will come face to face with one of his footballing icons tomorrow after admitting Harry Kane is a player he aims to model himself on.

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Both strikers are likely to lead to the line for their respective teams when Wolves travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for their Premier League clash.

Silva has started the last two games for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side and got his fourth goal of the season in the draw with West Brom two weeks ago.

When asked about the importance of scoring against West Brom this season, the 18-year-old was quick to divert to his admiration for Kane who has become one of the world’s leading strikers.

Silva said: “I scored two goals against West Brom but it would be better with fans because it’s a derby. You feel different.

“You don’t have to think about that, I scored twice and that’s the most important – I helped the team.

“It’s not only about the goals but sometimes you see the team speak about the strikers and every time you speak about the goals. But you have to see other things you do in the game.

“I love to see Harry Kane playing, sometimes he doesn’t score but you see the game and he helps the team defensively, offensively, assists, he helps the team.

“Sometimes you have to see a different way, but it’s better if you can help the team with a goal.

When asked if he idolises Kane, Silva added: “Yes.”

Kane has netted 31 times for Spurs in all competitions this season, adding a further two strikes from his international games for England as one of the world’s most in-form strikers.

Although Silva can see aspects of his game in other top forwards, he admires Kane’s ability to help his team-mates and wants to implement that more in his own game.

He added: “At the moment the striker I look at most is Harry Kane.

“When I played at Porto the guy I watched more was (Sergio) Aguero but now at this moment I think the guy I watch is Kane. I feel the same. Sometimes I don’t score but I feel I do things right to help the team.

“Sometimes Kane doesn’t score but I look at the game and he has helped the team.

“He does things right, defensively, offensively, stretches the defence.

“Aspects, I look more at Harry Kane if I don’t score and help the team. The guy I see who has more similarities as me is (Edison) Cavani. I love his movement, the way he stretches the defence is the best.

“To help the team without goals I like Kane but in aspects similar to me, movement, stretching the defence I like Cavani.”

Meanwhile, Nuno has hinted that Willy Boly and Fernando Marcal may be available tomorrow after returning to training.

He said: "Some are coming back, some are able to join. Some not because we have problems.

"It's the end of the season and we have to be very careful in our decisions and the way we prepare ourselves because many of our squad have a lot of games. We have to realise what some of our players still have to compete in the national teams.

"Having all the players available is something we don't have the luxury of this season, so lets try to have it in these games.

“Boly has already joined the group and is working in the normal situation now. He still has some individual issues to (get over) to be able to be in all the training sessions at the same level, but he has really improved.

“Marcal has joined us for a couple of days. He has been out with a long injury and is now getting back his fitness. He has totally recovered from his injury, so it’s good news."