Ray Wilkins: Tottenham ace will never be world class until he hones this part of his game
By Harvey Byrne
Sky Sports pundit Ray Wilkins has stated that Harry Kane will not be a world-class player until he starts using his teammates more instead of taking the shot on at every opportunity.
The 23-year-old striker has scored an incredible 17 Premier League goals in 21 appearances this season after bagging a hat-trick against Stoke on Sunday.
The three goals have also taken his total to a very impressive 86 goals in 154 appearances in all competitions, but Wilkins doesn’t believe he is yet world-class.
The former Chelsea player and assistant shared that he is a big fan of Kane, but the England striker still needs to polish up sections of his game if he is to fall into the world-class bracket.
“To score 20 goals plus in three consecutive seasons is a remarkable achievement in itself,” started Wilkins speaking on Monday morning’s Premier League Daily show on Sky Sports news.
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“It’s the first time it’s been done since Jimmy Greaves did it. This guy has fantastic technique, not only on his right foot, but on his left foot and another thing Pochettino said about him, what a great guy he is.
“I think he is potentially a world-class footballer, I don’t think he is at the moment, because he needs to sharpen up with balls played into him, can he play other people in a little bit more. When Harry gets in front of goal his first objective is to try and hit that target, sometimes it’s not on, but he still does it and he takes it.
“Sometimes as a world-class player you have to see the pass, you’ll see the guy in more advantageous positions and you’ll play it. But, I think potentially Harry has without a doubt the ability to be world-class, but I do really enjoy watching him play and as Pochettino says he’s a really nice guy.”
Kane made his debut for Tottenham in 2011 in a Europa League qualifying match against Hearts.
He wasn’t seen as a player of that much potential after failing to show his prolific form in loan moves with Millwall, Leyton Orient, Leicester and Norwich.
However, he has constantly defied his critics throughout his playing career after many have claimed he’s a one season wonder, or that defenders have now worked him out halfway through a drought.
The striker will now be looking to prove that he is world-class and with five years left on his contract and Tottenham, fans will be hoping it will be with their club.
In other Tottenham news, Dele Alli has given his verdict on his red card picked up against Gent.