Andy Gray delivers his verdict on Tottenham striker Kane after he wins golden boot
By Amir Mir
Andy Gray has stated that Tottenham striker Harry Kane is his Player of the Year after he finished the Premier League season as the top scorer.
The 23-year-old, who was a nominee for the main PFA award, scored a hat-trick during his side’s 7-1 thumping at relegated Hull on Sunday afternoon.
Kane scored 29 goals over the course of the campaign, with Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante being named Player of the Year after his team lifted the title.
Despite missing eight league matches through injury, Kane still managed to win the golden boot for a second consecutive season which impressed former Sky Sports pundit Gray.
“Harry Kane is my player of the year, not, N’Golo Kante,” Gray told beinSPORTS, as posted by a Football YouTube account. “29 goals in 29 starts in the Premier League. If you do the hardest thing in football better than anyone else then you are doing something special.
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“To do it consistently is the secret and that is what Harry has done. I cannot overstate just how impressed I have been with this boy this season.”
In all competitions, Kane found the back of the net on 35 occasions from his 38 Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League matches.
To break it down, he scored two goals in five European encounters which saw his team knocked out of the Champions League group stages and enter the Europa League.
During that European campaign, they suffered two defeats at Wembley, winning only one match as they struggled in their temporary home.
Furthermore, they suffered more heartache at the home of football when their London rivals Chelsea knocked them out of the semi-final stages of the FA Cup.
During his career at White Hart Lane, Kane has scored 99 goals from his 165 matches, with 78 strikes coming in the Premier League as he will be looking to hit three figures next term.
In other Tottenham news, Sir Alex Ferguson has delivered his verdict on Spurs and stated what doesn’t work.