Harry Kane needs to be given time to prove himself

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England is being swept by a hurricane - or a "Harry Kane", actually (get it?) - but has the recent praise for the young Tottenham striker gone overboard?

Social networks seemed to explode following Kane's brace that helped Tottenham rise from a 0-1 deficit to a 2-1 victory against their north London rivals Arsenal last Saturday.

The 21-year-old was compared to Superman, Harry Potter and even becoming Jesus. It's fair to say Spurs fans rather enjoyed his winning hand against the Gunners.

Then they called for the rename of White Hart Lane to White Hart Kane. There should be a statue of Kane in front of the stadium. All the seats should be painted with his face. And all four stands should be named after Kane, too.

Continue at this rate and Kane should be lifting the Ballon d'Or next year. He should also lead Tottenham to Champions League trophy, after refusing a £200 million move to Real Madrid.

Kane should score a hat-trick in the Euro 2016 final, giving England the first big trophy in half a century. And it should be not too long for Harry Kane to become Sir Harry Kane!

One of the most reasonable opinions, if you can call it such a thing, came from former Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy, who called on Roy Hodgson to build his England team around Kane. Let us not forget that he has yet to even receive a call-up.

That kind of reaction, actually, is nothing new in England. So often have the country gone crazy for the next young homegrown talent that you would think they would have been able to win the World Cup more than just once.

It is, unfortunately, not a good sign for Kane. This young boy is rising at incredible speed, doing unbelievable things, yet he still has a lot of room for improvement if he is to establish himself among the elite.

It adds unnecessary pressure on the player. That kind of pressure has ruined the career of many young prospects like Kane, and it should not be a surprise if this nice young man joins the victim list.

If England want to see the best of Kane, they need to let him go about his business. But that seems unlikely to happen.

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