Five questions for summer - Harry Kane
Tue 23 June 2015, 14:05|Tottenham Hotspur
Next up to answer ‘Five questions for summer’ is striker Harry Kane.
Much coverage has already been given to the outstanding season Harry Kane enjoyed in 2014-15.
A first senior hat-trick in our Europa League clash with Asteras Tripolis in October was followed up with his first Premier League goal of the season at the start of November – the young striker netting our late winner in a 2-1 triumph at Aston Villa.
From there, he continued on the goals trail, netting a sparkling brace in our 5-3 win over Chelsea on New Year’s Day and repeating that feat to win us the North London derby in February – efforts that contributed to him winning back-to-back Barclays Premier League Player of the Month awards.
The 21-year-old subsequently carried his fine form onto the international stage, scoring 79 seconds into his second England debut against Lithuania in March, while his late strike in our 3-1 win at Newcastle United in April made him the first Spurs player since Gary Lineker in 1991-92 to hit 30 goals in a single season.
He finished the campaign with 31 goals from 51 appearances in all competitions to his name, was named PFA Young Player of the Year and is currently on duty for England Under-21s at the European Under-21 Championships in Czech Republic.
After all that’s happened over the last year, Harry believes there’s room for optimism as far as the team is concerned in 2015-16...
Thoughts on the season overall?
Crazy, incredible and one I’ll never forget. I think it’s been a good season, our form was a little up and down but we’ve had young players coming through and we’ve built a platform for next season. Now we have to build on it.
Your personal highlight of the season?
For the Club, it has to be the Arsenal game – scoring two goals in my first North London derby and helping us win it. Then to score on my senior England debut at Wembley was incredible as well.
Plans for the summer?
I had a week away before the Under-21 tournament with England, hopefully we’ll be able to do well in our remaining matches and then I’ll have a couple of weeks away to rest afterwards. Then I’ll be straight back into pre-season.
Thoughts on pre-season?
Some people dread it but once you are into the swing of it, you feel good. I have a feeling this pre-season is going to be tough, but I’m looking forward to it. I find that once I’ve been away for a couple of weeks I miss the atmosphere of everyone being together.
Hopes for next season?
We have to look to build on this season and make progress – and there is no reason why we can’t do that. For myself, I want to keep working hard and keep getting better. I’ll set myself targets along the way and try to improve.
Ryan Mason answered ‘Five questions for summer’ yesterday – read his answers here and look out for the latest instalment of the series tomorrow with Christian Eriksen in the hot seat...