By Dominic Toner
Harry Redknapp has admitted he didn’t think Tottenham striker Harry Kane would reach his current level when he was a youngster.
The pair worked together at Spurs and former manager Redknapp handed Kane his debut for the club.
The 23-year-old has since graduated through the club’s academy and has gone on to become an integral part of the first-team set-up.
He is now thriving under current boss Mauricio Pochettino and has already managed 22 goals in 27 appearances this season across all competitions.
Redknapp has revealed that he never envisaged Kane going on to become one of the Premier League’s best forwards.
He recalled that he used to spend time after training on the ground trying to improve, something that the top professionals are known to do.
“I couldn’t sit here and say that he would hit the heights the he has, but you always felt he would be a player,” Redknapp told website football.london. “He was a good trainer, always spent time on the training ground after training.”
Kane is now hoping to lead Spurs to a place in the Premier League top four, while success in the FA Cup is a possibility as they face League One outfit Millwall in the quarter-finals.
The striker has been a crucial part of the team’s success this campaign and is the main source of goals in the team.
He is supported well by team-mates Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen in attack, but Kane is certainly regarded as the star name at the north London club.
Kane has already managed 86 career goals for Spurs so far and pledged his future with the club until 2022.
He has the possibility to break all kinds of goalscoring records over the next decade and is already a bright hope for England’s national side.
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