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Kane he handle it? Yes he can!

Posted on 18 May 2016  - 01:05

It wasn't all the goals and good times that impressed legendary hitman Teddy Sheringham about Harry Kane in 2015-16. It was how he responded when the chips were down.

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Harry, who often points to Teddy has one of his heroes growing up, became the second Spur behind the former skipper to land the Premier League's Golden Boot with 25 goals. Teddy won the first Golden Boot in the Premier League's inaugural season in 1992-93 with 22 goals, 21 for us, one for Forest.

One of the most respected figures in the game, Teddy went on to win the lot at United, scoring key goals in the 1999 treble, before returning to Spurs and taking his goal tally to 124, ninth in our all-time list. He also played in two World Cups and helped England to the semi-final of Euro 96 in his 51 caps.

Harry scored 31 goals in 2014-15 but by mid-October, had one in nine in the Premier League.

"At every stage of your career you are going to get question marks thrown at you," said Teddy. "That question was ‘how will he handle it?’ and he just kept playing his game.

"To win the Golden Boot in his second season at Tottenham, when everyone was questioning him, is real testament to his attitude and desire to want to get out there and do it."

Harry went on to score 28 goals in all competitions. He already has 64 for us in total and 49 in the Premier League - only Teddy (97), Jermain Defoe (91) and Robbie Keane (91) have scored more for the club in the Premier League.

"I've said it before, he’s got everything in his make up as a player and he clearly has the attitude to go with it and that will stand him in great stead going into the Euros," added Teddy.

"He looks bright, fit and full of confidence. It’s exciting times for him and if the team produce chances for him, more often than not he’s going to take them."