Harry Kanes’s England’s teammate John Stones said:
“Harry’s been doing it for years now and I think he’s got that hunger that he’ll keep doing it. He is in great form for his club and he’s raring to go and bring that into international football. It’s great to have him here for England.”
Kane’s sheer bloodyminded determination to succeed has been extraordinary. A cynic might suggest that the system at Spurs fundamentally failed him.
Loaned out over and over to the Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester City never scoring more than a handful of goals, never achieving anything of note, only recalled when Tottenham’s transfer policy had failed.
Alex Inglethorpe one of the myriad coaches Kane played for said of Kane’s early days at Spurs:
“When he first came into the under-18s as a 15 year old, he stood out in the sense he looked a bit gangly. He moved slightly awkwardly, he was a bit cumbersome. But look closer, he had a lot of ability, a great technique. I think he surprised people how good he was. Tactically he was very flexible. He often played in midfield. I remember seeing him once playing as a holding midfielder.”
Let’s not fuss over the whys and the wherefores, what is paramount here is that THFC match the boy Kane’s future expectations.
Suddenly after 13 years on the books, Spurs have got one of the world’s hottest footballing properties on their books. Does Levy know what to do?