By Matt Farr
Leeds striker Chris Wood has admitted he wants to become a massive Premier League success like Harry Kane.
The 25-year-old goalscorer has netted a fantastic 23 goals in all competitions this season, fronting Leeds’ promotion charge in the Championship.
He played alongside Kane at Leicester in 2013, but since the Tottenham man returned to White Hart Lane, he has become a huge hit, and one of the top-flight’s most prolific scorers.
Speaking to the Sun, Wood insists that he wants to emulate Kane’s rise to stardom in the Premier League, and believes that Leeds boss Garry Monk is the right man to help him flourish.
He hailed the impact Mauricio Pochettino has had on Kane’s development at Tottenham in recent seasons, and when asked if Monk could have a similar impact on his own progress, he said: “I’d like to think that.
“With the confidence and backing that the manager and players have given me here, I believe that I can no doubt do a job in the Premier League.
“Harry Kane has had a manager in Pochettino who has backed him from day one and he’s worked so hard under him.
“He was always well respected at Tottenham, so you knew he was going to go back there and be a focal point for them. The success gives me confidence.”
Wood has tried his hand in the Premier League before, with spells at West Brom and Leicester, but he has yet to establish himself at the top level.
The New Zealand international made only intermittent appearances as a youngster for West Brom, but featured in seven games for Leicester during the 2014-15 campaign. However, he only scored once.
But his current goalscoring record in the Championship has put him and Leeds in a commanding position in the hunt for promotion to the Premier League for next season, and he will have a huge role to play for them if they cement their place back in the top-flight.
Kane, meanwhile, has netted 19 goals from 26 appearances for Tottenham this season.