Make no mistake about it; Harry Kane has been an absolute revelation for Tottenham Hotspur this season. Once hailed as a hopeful academy prospect, Kane has taken his career to extreme heights so far this term and is now Tottenham’s first choice striker under Mauricio Pochettino.
In order for Tottenham to build on Kane’s success this season, Pochettino needs to shape a team around the striker, similar to the way in which Gareth Bale became an integral figure during his time at White Hart Lane. Although Kane and Bale are different players, the recent impact made by the Englishman has been top quality, as well as consistent.
The 21-year-old has 14 goals and three assists in 22 Premier League games this season. His work rate across the 90 minutes plays a huge part in Kane getting his goals as well as a lot of attacking variation. The striker is good in the air and a very good finisher inside the box. He also has a very accurate shot on him, scoring twice outside the area this season.
Building a team around a player like Kane would work well due to the striker’s ability to contribute more than just goals to the team. Although finding the back of the net is a huge part of Kane’s game, he also brings other players into the game in a variety of different ways. He can hold the ball up, allowing other players to play off the striker as he draws in a defender. His direct running style also creates space for teammates as well as Kane can be very difficult to muscle off the ball when he gets into full flow.
After another vital Premier League goal against West Ham at the weekend, the English striker is only confirming his importance to this Spurs side. Tottenham have scored a lot of late goals this season and Kane has been instrumental in driving his side to compete until the very last kick of the game. It is this attitude paralleled with his excellent ability that makes him a vital player for his current club.
Rumoured interest from Real Madrid may sound slightly ridiculous but if Kane continues to find the back of the net from now until the end of the season, it would be no surprise if some of Europe’s biggest clubs made a move for the 21-year-old. Although there might be suspected interest from other clubs, you get the feeling that Harry Kane will stay put at White Hart Lane for a number of seasons to come.
He certainly seems to wear his heart on his sleeve and looks like he loves playing for the club, something that has been lacking up front for Tottenham with the likes of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor hardly rousing the home faithful.
Kane does represent one of England’s most promising young stars and it will be interesting to see how he develops at Tottenham in the near future. He has already established himself as a very dangerous Premier League striker and it is in England’s top flight that he should continue to develop his career to become the national team’s next great frontman.