Many fans and journalists alike try and predict which player is going to be the next ‘big thing’ in English football.
At the start of a new season, a handful of names are mentioned and occasionally one or two of them will perform well, but more often than not, it’s a name not mentioned, which comes to the top of the pile.
Step forward Harry Kane.
Last season, there wasn’t one person who would have picked out Kane as being the next rising star of English football, even Tottenham fans.
The 21-year-old, had attracted attention from football league clubs after his performances for Tottenham reserves, but nothing more than that. That’s not to say he wasn’t a good player, the quality in terms of finishing was definitely there but numerous loan spells at the likes of Millwall and Leyton Orient didn’t prove to be inspiring.
Then, come the 2014/15 season, Kane was given his chance in the Europa League and the Englishman didn’t disappoint, scoring 7 goals in 9 appearances. Come November, Kane forced himself in to the Premier League team and didn’t look back, finishing the league season with 21 goals to his name.
Kane’s performances last season have led many people to question how he is going to perform in the new campaign. Will he be able to maintain 20 goals per season, how will he play when called upon for England? Well, there is little to suggest that Kane’s level is about to drop.
Many of last season’s goals were against top teams, in big games, such as Chelsea and Arsenal, which proves Kane has what it takes to deliver when it matters most. Furthermore, Kane seems like a player, who is happy living in the moment and simply enjoys playing and scoring goals. If any offers did come in to Tottenham from other clubs, Kane made a wise choice in staying at White Hart Lane. He clearly feels at home and if he had made the move to another club, for big money, everyone would have been waiting for him to fail. By staying at Tottenham, Kane can continue to simply enjoy himself and that’s something which seems key to his performance level.
Harry Kane seems like a genuine, normal, and nice guy. If the British media can allow themselves to simply enjoy him rather than build him up to knock him down, then England have a very bright future in terms of goals. If the English press will allow Harry Kane to continue to simply live in the moment, he is sure to continue his goal scoring ways, for club and country.
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