Harry Kane has stated he wants to follow in the path of Andros Townsend and establish himself at White Hart Lane.
Kane scored the equaliser last night against Hull City which enabled Tottenham to take the game to penalties and eventually advance to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.
The 20-year-old said: “Andros has done excellently. He has pushed on and is now playing regularly for the seniors. It’s very important that clubs have homegrown players and that they get a chance to show what they can do."
Townsend benefitted from the sale of Gareth Bale to Tottenham in the summer and has earned himself England recognition which is inspiring for other youngsters like Kane.
“You find a lot of young players who come through the ranks at their clubs don’t get a chance.
"You see the club bring others players in and it just fizzles out. It’s important that if you’re doing the right stuff in training, you’re given an opportunity.
“This is the first time I feel I’ve had that. I’ve been training well, feeling sharp. If I keep knocking on the door, you never know what can happen.”
The midfielder has been on loan at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester City but will now look to compete for a place in Andre Villas-Boas' side.
He will hope to be involved as Spurs take on West Ham in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.
The north London outfit will be hoping for a better result than the last time they played the Hammers. Villas-Boas' side were comfortably beaten 3-0 at White Hart Lane a couple of weeks ago.