Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the hot topic of conversation, be it from Spurs or England fans, journalists, Premier League enthusiasts or even Manchester United.
Will he continue to be as prolific next season or will be become obsolete? There is no convincing reason to believe he wont be just as good if not better. Hopefully the Andy Carroll argument is purely out of humour and not a source of empirical evidence for people.
What Kane achieved last season is unparalleled. Following years of being loaned out to lower league clubs and only being considered good enough for the reserves, he grabbed his chance to play in Tottenham’s first team in November.
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Nobody his age has scored more Premier League goals in a season since Robbie Fowler.
There are two reasons why Harry Kane’s 31 goals last season for Spurs wont ever be considered a fluke: Attitude and Ability.
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Despite being a young lad, it is unlikely you will be browsing your Twitter feed and see Kane inhaling laughing gas or passed out on the street. He is too focused on his football to enjoy being a normal 21 year-old. Kane is a hard worker and we are now seeing the benefits of this.
Another sign of his mental strength is the way he deals with the media. Asked about Manchester United being interested in him, he replied that he was flattered but happy at Spurs. He was then pushed about how it makes him feel for big clubs to be after him. Harry said that Spurs were a big club and people need to remember that. Clever. His interview showed respect to a possible future employer but he also endeared himself to his current club.
With the England senior team monitoring his progress Kane could have easily avoided playing for England’s U-21 side this summer. But Kane loves playing the beautiful game and saw it as a chance to develop as a player and an opportunity to win a trophy.
His passion for football is refreshing. When he scored a last minute equaliser against West Ham he was spotted on camera saying to himself :”Never give up, never fucking give up.” Now that is a personality you want in your team.
Kane has such an indelible determination to succeed and improve that he simply wont allow himself to turn into a flop.
The striker inspired Spurs to beat Arsenal and Chelsea this year thanks to his goals, proving he can perform on the big occasions. And within minutes of coming on for his England debut he found the net.
He also scores a range of goals. One on one with keepers, Kane is naturally composed and finishes with admirable control.
Against Besiktas he finished from outside the box with his weaker foot and Kane also had a habit of being in the right place at the right time. His aerial ability is outstanding. His header to claim the winner against Arsenal at White Hart Lane is a memorable goal. Kane can also produce special moments. Skipping past two Chelsea players and firing past Thibaut Cortois from 30 yards is testament to that.
Whether he is playing in white or red in a couple of months time, one thing is for sure, Harry Kane will be doing what he does best, scoring goals.