Kane on all-round game
Tue 24 November 2020, 17:44|Tottenham Hotspur
There’s an interested observer in all the talk of Harry Kane’s continued development - Harry Kane.
Plaudits were flying the striker’s way again after our fine 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, where he was an integral part of a team performance, and every player tuned in to Jose Mourinho’s tactical plan. Heung-Min Son and Gio Lo Celso saw us home, with Harry providing his ninth assist in nine league games for Gio’s goal to secure victory and take us top of the Premier League.
At the top of his game at the moment, the striker's all-round game has been a topic of conversation in football since City, and he was happy to speak to us about his role during a special photoshoot for our Official Formalwear Partner, HUGO BOSS, after training on Tuesday.
“It’s one of those where when things are going well, people obviously like to praise you, and maybe that has been heightened this season because we’ve been a bit more clinical and there has been a bit more emphasis on me dropping deeper, but it’s just part of my game,” he said.
“I’ve always wanted to defend, always wanted to drop deep and get on the ball. At times, as a number nine, you can get a little lost in games, you can get isolated up front, so I guess it’s my game evolving a little as well, learning how to get involved when you are up against teams that drop deep, things like that.
“I remember when I was in the youth team and playing in central defence, defensive midfield, number eight, number 10, striker, left wing. It’s good, especially when you are younger, to learn different positions and understand those roles, because in a game you are going to find yourself in situations where you might be at left-back, left midfield, and you have that knowledge.
“The biggest thing for me is that I’ve always had a football brain, I understand the game really well and that’s what people are starting to see. I’m just at that age of my career where I’m reaching my peak and I feel good.”