Sherwood bombshell: This is what Tottenham insiders said about Kane when he was younger
By Amir Mir
Tim Sherwood has delivered the bombshell revelation that many at Tottenham thought Harry Kane was not going to be good enough to make it at the top level.
The former Spurs manager was in charge of the club’s development squad for five years before taking charge of the first team and had to fight Kane’s corner while he was emerging through the ranks.
Sherwood stated that he had to “stick to his guns” and back the academy product when there was doubt from within the club about his ability long before he became one of the most feared players in the Premier League.
Sherwood gave the Tottenham ace his debut at the north London club and the England international has not looked backed since.
At this moment in time, he is the top scorer in England’s top tier and is once again, he is on course to win the golden boot for the season.
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Former Premier League winning midfielder Sherwood delivered this verdict on Kane and compared him with his former Blackburn teammate Alan Shearer.
“His biggest strength, without doubt, is the ability between his ears,” Sherwood told Bein Sport as posted by a Football YouTube channel. “What he has achieved at this moment is only half-way to where he wants to go.
“If I had to listen to everyone who told me that he wasn’t going to be good enough and we are talking about people inside of our club which is a real shame but I had to stick to my guns.
“Harry would agree that he has a lot to do to emulate Alan Shearer because he scored at international level and he had consistency. He was scoring numerous amounts of goals in the Premier League. To be fair, the teams Shearer played in are probably not as good as what Harry is playing in.”
Former England international Shearer lifted the Premier League trophy with Blackburn in 1995, with Sherwood his captain at the club.
During his career in the Premier League, Shearer scored an impressive 260 goals for Southampton, Blackburn and his boyhood club Newcastle.
At this moment in time, Kane has scored an impressive 68 goals in 108 games in the top flight and 88 overall for Spurs.
He has been in sparkling form of late scoring 12 goals in his last ten league matches, including a brace against Everton last time out.
Overall, during this campaign, Kane has played 28 Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League encounters, scoring 24 goals.
In other Tottenham news, John Terry has stated that this Spurs ace has been one of his toughest opponents.