The 21-year-old made his sixth league substitute appearance of the season in Tottenham’s game at Aston Villa this weekend, and earned all three points for the north London side with a deflected free-kick in the dying minutes.
Kane’s rise to prominence started last season, as Tim Sherwood promoted him to the first-team during his tenure at the club and the England Under-21 star has not looked back.
He has been Spurs’ best forward this season, and is looking like a man ready to become a club hero – if he isn’t already.
The best way to describe Kane is a “proper footballer”. He is willing to play anywhere on the pitch to help his team (something he showed a couple of weeks ago as he went in goal after scoring a hat-trick against Asteras Tripoli), and is a true professional. He showed his class by stopping teammate Erik Lamela from waving an imaginary card at the referee during the commotion surrounding Christian Benteke’s red card on Sunday.
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Having yet to start a league game, Kane will surely have now done enough to force manager Mauricio Pochettino‘s hand and a home game against Stoke in the next fixture is a perfect opportunity to extend his goalscoring record.
|Harry Kane||Roberto Soldado||Emmanuel Adebayor|
|Chances Created (per 90 minutes)||1.67||1.92||1.46|
|Header’s Won (per 90 minutes)||2.50||0.38||2.20|
(Stats via Squawka)
Kane has seen significantly less minutes this season but has impressed when called upon, and has not fired a shot off target as of yet.
He plays best when partnered with another forward and although Adebayor has been a key part of the squad this season, he has yet to find any real form.
Soldado plays well alongside Kane as the Spaniard is so good at bringing others into play, so that partnership is something that could work well for Spurs going forward.
With seven goals in his last seven, Kane has proved that he can play at the highest level and he now deserves his chance to start in the Premier League.
With Adebayor misfiring, and Soldado yet to replicate the form he showed in Spain, Harry Kane is undoubtedly Tottenham’s most exciting attacker at this moment in time, but he must be managed properly to ensure that he continues to improve.
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