Ray Wilkins hails Tottenham player as exceptional, describes him as vital to Pochettino
By Dominic Toner
Ray Wilkins claims that Harry Kane is more than just a goalscorer for Tottenham and links up play extremely well.
The 23-year-old has been a crucial player for Spurs this season and was sorely missed when he was absent for 10 games due to an ankle injury.
He made a fantastic comeback to the side following his injury setback and scored seven goals in six appearances across all competitions.
Spurs travel to Manchester Untied on Sunday for a Premier League encounter and Kane will hope to get the better of opponent Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Wilkins admits that Kane’s is exceptional in front of goal, but also adds so much to the team for manager Mauricio Pochettino.
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“I think Harry’s biggest strength is his goalscoring ability, he does have a knack at turning up at the right place at the right time,” Wilkins told Sky Sports. “When he was out injured Tottenham struggled to score and they need Harry in there.
“They need him in there to bring other people into the game but they also need his goalscoring prowess as well. They missed that immensely and I think he’s a vital cog in that Tottenham outfit.”
Kane recently agreed a new long-term contract with Spurs and is set to lead the line at Spurs for the foreseeable future.
The forward continues to be an integral part of Pochettino’s side and has scored nine goals in just 12 appearances this season.
He is a products of the club’s academy and has now emerged into the first-choice striker, with summer signing Vincent Janssen struggling to make an impact.
Kane has a good understanding with Spurs and England team-mate Dele Alli, who slots in well as a number 10 playmaker behind him.
He also links up well with attackers Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela as Spurs are well recognised for a good style of football.