By Guy Giles
Former Spurs nutritionist Matt Lovell has lifted the lid on Harry Kane’s transformation from serial loanee to England captain.
Lovell spent seven years working for Spurs as a consultant nutritionist, starting out under Harry Redknapp before working under Andre Villas-Boas and now Mauricio Pochettino.
Now Lovell has revealed the changes Kane made that allowed him to take his game to the next level and start performing on the big stage for both Spurs and England.
Speaking to football.london, Lovell said: “Without a doubt this is the fittest Spurs side I’ve known. You take someone like Harry Kane, who was on loan at Norwich and was essentially on the wrong side of 15 per cent body fat.
“Then over quite a short period of time he suddenly knuckled down, lost all the fat and got down to round about 10 per cent and now he’s banging in the goals left, right and centre. Then they’re saying: ‘You’re not going on loan anymore!’
“He’s always been a strong, big lad, but from that lifestyle change, when he leaned up, it correlated massively with a huge increase in his performance.”
Kane has been at Spurs since 2004 and made his way through their youth teams before being loaned out to Leyton Orient.
Kane returned to Spurs and made his debut under Harry Redknapp in the Europa League before further loan spells at Milwall, Norwich and Leicester.
In recent years Kane has emerged as Spurs main striker and an England captain, capping off a remarkable rise from serial loanee to international star.
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