Harry Kane scored a stunning hat-trick against San Marino for England U-21s this week - and he looks capable of raising his game to perform at the top level in English football.
The 20-year-old Spurs striker has enjoyed a number of loan moves over the years, including Leyton Orient, where he scored five goals in nine appearances, and Millwall, where he scored seven goals in 19 games. At Millwall he was even awarded their Young Player of the Season award for the 2011/12 campaign. He currently has 17 goals in 76 first team appearances.
This season has seen him make four first-team appearances, appearing in the Europa League and Premier League as a sub, while his only start of the season came in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup.
Kane is a strong, attacking player who is dangerous in the 18-yard box with his deadly accurate right foot. His international performances, even if they are at under-21 level, against the likes of San Marino, have been impressive and shown the talent that Kane possesses.
With Roberto Soldado and Jermain Defoe being inconsistent, and Emmanuel Adebayor nowhere to be found, is it time for Kane to step up for Spurs? Maybe not in the league just yet, but certainly in cup competitions.
He has the potential to be a first-team striker for Tottenham before too long.
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