Since Harry Kane started scoring goals for fun at White Heart Lane, many Tottenham fans have been daring to dream they have found another Gareth Bale.
The striker has contributed to 22 points for Tottenham in the Premier League this season and he is expected to make his senior debut for England over the Three Lions’ next two fixtures, but is he really the next big thing or is he just on a ‘roll’?
Spurs fans have been desperate to get back to the level they were at when Gareth Bale played for them but up until now it has been hard to compete with. This season, a young English striker has taken the Premier League by storm, amazing everyone not just the Tottenham fans. After a flurry of goals he is now joint top goal scorer alongside Chelsea’s Diego Costa. So it is too early to say that Kane could be Tottenham’s new Bale or England’s new Beckham?
You need three things to be a great footballer: skill, a footballing brain and passion and Kane has certainly got all three. As he has developed, his skill for scoring goals has become evident this season he has scored 10 goals with his right foot, five with his left and four with his head – this kid is not just a one hit wonder!
As well as being able to score goals, Kane has shown his ability to play in different line-ups, take set pieces and in open play- everything you want a Premier League footballer to be able to do. It is not just about the skill, it is about having the brain to know what skill to use where – even when it comes to making the most of a challenge. Kane plays like he loves football and it is all he wants to do. Passion is key to success in the beautiful game.
At Tottenham, he is clearly one of the best players they have had in a while and he is bringing the team’s enthusiasm and ability up with him. The next step is England. With it looking more and more likely that Kane is set to start up front with Wayne Rooney in their Euro’s campaign against Lithuania he has a long way to go before he can be described as influential as David Beckham. However, while it may just be that the striker has hit a good patch of form it can only bring positivity to the England camp. England have needed to bring in something fresh and Kane could be that shining light they are looking for. Someone with that much passion for the game will hopefully light up those around him as well.
It is probably too early to say whether he is the “new Bale” for Tottenham but I am sure many England fans are hoping that he is. I can hardly see him having a negative impact on any team! Let’s just hope this “new Bale” decides to stay in the country and isn’t poached abroad!