Harry Kane has enjoyed a fine start to the season and there is absolutely no reason as to why he shouldn’t be considered as one of the best strikers in the Premier League.
He has really announced himself in a Tottenham attack that previously relied on the ineffective Roberto Soldado and the fading Emmanuel Adebayor. He represented a breath of fresh air when he was given a run in the team, scoring goals to repay his manager’s faith in the 21-year-old.
He has eight Premier League goals for Tottenham this season but that number increases to 16 when all competitions are considered – an impressive return from a striker who is playing in his first ‘full season’ at Tottenham.
There are many attributes that make Harry Kane an excellent striker. He has a very direct running style that injects drive into Tottenham attacks, as well as possessing good dribbling skills. Alongside this, he is very strong, making it incredibly difficult for players to knock him off the ball.
This season, fans have seen Kane’s finishing ability flourishing in front of them. The match against Chelsea typifies his killer instinct, as he expertly found the back of the net twice, first from a brilliant drive from outside the box before a cool side-footed finish. Kane possesses a great awareness of where the goal is, often choosing to strike the ball low and hard into the corners.
One of the goalkeepers at Tottenham, Brad Friedel, has not hidden his admiration for the young English striker, stating that he is the best finisher at the club. Although some may claim that he has little competition, his ability to finish well is there for all to see in the goals he has collected this season.
Kane’s ability in the air is another top aspect to his game. He is often getting on the end of crosses, becoming a handful for many Premier League defences. The England Under-21 international has the stature to play the targetman role but the skill and flair to be a striker that can play off the shoulder of the last defender.
The fact that he is so adaptable makes him one the best strikers in the league at the moment. Many have tipped him for an England spot and there is no reason as to why he cannot pursue this. Charlie Austin may be scoring for fun at Queens Park Rangers but Harry Kane is better adept at bringing other players into the game.
He is behind the likes of Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa in the goalscoring stakes but he has the time to mould himself into a striker than can collect the same amount of goals as the Manchester City and Chelsea forwards. He has been likened to Alan Shearer, and if the Tottenham man really does get close to the ability of the all-time Premier League top goalscorer, then they’ll have one hell of a player on their hands.
Although it is early days in the career of Harry Kane, he has alarming potential that has already seen him establish himself as one of the most dangerous strikers in the league. He is hailed by Tottenham fans as one of their own and the club must make sure it is kept that way as Kane will only go from strength to strength.