Tottenham 23-year-old reveals secret behind his Spurs success
By Matt Bullin
Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane has admitted that the fact he came through the youth ranks at Spurs, and was a fan of the club, helps to motivate him in games.
Kane has been one of Tottenham’s star performers this term and has even captained his boyhood club several times.
The 23-year-old has been in red-hot form in the Premier League and has scored 20 goals and provided five assists in his 24 games.
He has also netted five goals in seven appearances across three cup competitions this season, and has helped his side reach an FA Cup semi-final.
Kane joined the Spurs academy in 2009 as a 16-year-old and he signed a professional contract with the North London club a year later.
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Speaking on Sky Sports 1’s Premier League World [Wednesday 8pm], Kane spoke of how he believes being a product of the academy and a fan of the club has helped him in the senior team.
He said: “It definitely helps – you have that connection with the fans. It helps that you are one and have been in the same situation as them.
“When you’re on that pitch you want to give everything for them and the team. You could say it makes you run a bit more and try a bit harder but I think that’s a given anyway – a personality that a lot of our team have is to work as hard as we can.”
After several loan spells away from Tottenham he burst onto the scene in the 2014/15 season with 31 goals in 51 league and cup games and has never looked back.
He scored 21 Premier League goals that season, and he won the golden boot last campaign with 25 goals – one ahead of Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero.
Tottenham fans will hope Kane’s form continues and that he can fire them to a FA Cup and maybe even a Premier League title.
In other Tottenham news, Lloris has named what Spurs must do if they are to get to the next level.