Player Watch: Harry Kane

Discussion in 'Spurs Chat' started by RichSpur58, Aug 10, 2011.

will Harry Hotspur start vs Lithuania?

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  1. DJS

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    Well ya got the score right! :p:p
     
  2. Vincent30

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    His all round play just keeps improving, he looks quicker than last year, he looks stronger than last year, he looks more determined each year.

    If anything this teaches all the young players at Spurs, well all of the players, that if you take football seriously and fuck all the partying, drinking etc and give 110% for those 15 years of your career, look at the reward.

    He is so dedicated to be the best, i'm just so happy he is one of ours and get to share this amazing development with him from youth player to a truly world class player.
     
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  3. TaoistMonkey

    TaoistMonkey What would Phil Dunphy do? Staff

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  5. southlondonyiddo

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    2 games without a goal now and another week off

    Should probably be looking to move him on in Jan. I reckon he’s been found out
     
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  6. Yid-ol

    Yid-ol Just-in-Edinburgh

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    total agree, injured 3 times in a season and a bit, will never be the same player again also! :whistle:
     
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    Yid-ol Just-in-Edinburgh

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    He said: “I would never say no or yes. You’d not rule out anything.

    “It’s not something I definitely want to do, but you never rule anything out.

    :cautious:o_O

    such strong words twisting levy's hand to sell him :)
     
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    http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/15/harry...senal-ahead-of-north-london-showdown-7082984/


    Harry Kane issues warning to Arsenal ahead of North London showdown

    Coral Barry for Metro.co.ukWednesday 15 Nov 2017 11:42 pm


    Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/15/harry...of-north-london-showdown-7082984/?ito=cbshare

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/

    Harry Kane has revealed his mentality sets him apart as he prepares to take on Arsenal in the North London derby on Saturday. The Tottenham star has a superb record against Arsenal, scoring 20 goals in 24 appearances against the Gunners. Kane has already scored 13 goals in 14 games this season and will aim to repeat his North London derby heroics against Arsenal at the Emirates.

    The England international is fit again after sitting out England’s international fixtures and explained why he has such a brilliant record against his side’s local rivals. ‘It’s a lot of it, a big part of it, everyone is good technically, physically very good, but mentally is the difference between a good player and a great player,’ he said.


    ‘Coming through the academy here, you had to have that coming through, to keep going, wait for your chance and have persistence. ‘I think in the game, you just have to move on straight away — the next chance can come a minute later, 30 minutes later and you have to focus on what’s next. ‘But after the game, you can think, ‘I should have scored that’, ‘Should have done better there’ and you have to learn from it.’

    Kane took a kick to the knee in the win over Crystal Palace, but has declared himself fit to face Arsenal. The news is a massive boost to Tottenham who are looking to secure their first win at the Emirates since November 2010
     
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  11. DanielCHillier

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    Maybe that's his London Derby record
     
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    http://www.givemesport.com/1195471-...s-in-training-that-shows-his-elite-mentality?


    KIERAN TRIPPIER REVEALS KANE'S ELITE MENTALITY
    Kieran Trippier has also been quick to sing the praises of Kane.

    In an interview with Sky Sports, Trippier opens up about the major influence Kane has on the Tottenham dressing room, whilst also claiming that his mentality in training is what makes him such a great player.

    Speaking about Kane, Trippier said: "He's the best professional I've ever met.

    "Even when I first came here you could see he's a leader. He's so dedicated. At training he's the first one in, last one out. Nobody works so hard and nobody deserves it more than him.

    "The whole team recognise how good he is and you feel confident going into games knowing he might score one, two or three.

    And Trippier also revealed that everyone at Tottenham works hard for eachother, as a result of the tone that Kane sets in training.

    The England right back continued: "But there's not one person at Spurs who thinks 'I'll have a day off here'.

    "Everyone works hard at this club, every player, playing or not. Harry sets the tone and other senior pros set the tone with him. Everyone works hard for each other."
     
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    The author's got a crystal ball to look into the future ;)
     
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    Wow that match zone with Henry was class.Clear that every moment is thought out by Kane.Think it’s his footballing brain that sets him apart.Loved when he said I knew dele was there didn’t even have to look.
     
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    Just watched that match zone with Henry. The way he talks about pictures on the pitch, seeing runs and all sorts. He has a proper footballing brain. Just listen to him describe his thoughts when he assisted Sonny vs Liverpool. Smarter than people will give him credit for. Love that he’s ours.
     
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    Yeah really amazed me. Not sure if he was being clever after the fact,but don’t think he was. I definitely think there is such a thing as a footballing brain. Think I had one but my body never followed :ROFLMAO:. But I always thought for a striker especially, it was much more instinctive. I wonder how much of that is kane or how much has come from poch. Can see that as he ages he will become a No 10 sheringham like.
     
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    If we played a 3-5-2 and got a quality centre forward to play alongside Kane it would be really interesting to see I reckon.
     
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    I saw this was posted in another thread @Blake Griffin so took the right to post it in this thread as well...

    http://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/players/harry-kane-first-coach-arsenal-13914771

    Exclusive: Harry Kane's first coach on starting in goal, joining Arsenal & Spurs' new wonderkid

    The Spurs star's first ever football manager told us all about his early years

    Imagine looking back years later and knowing that the kid who once volunteered to be your first goalkeeper in your youth football team has grow up to be one of the world's most feared strikers.

    That's what David Bricknell can look back on. The former Ridgeway Rovers manager, now a scout for Tottenham Hotspur, has fond memories of how a young Harry Kane turned up in 1999 as a six-year-old at the Chingford-based youth club - following in the footsteps of David Beckham who had worn the club shirt years before.

    "I was the co-manager of Ridgeway Rovers," explained Bricknell. "We put an advert out for kids for an U7 team and we all turned up at Loughton Rugby Club where Ridgeway used to play their mini football.

    "We had about ten kids turn up and Harry was one of them. Me and the dad of Nico Yennaris, who has since played for Arsenal [and now Brentford], we ran the team. I asked someone to go in goal and this little kid put his hand up and it was Harry.

    "He was a very good goalkeeper, I'm not going to lie. So we carried on like that and then this woman came over and said to me: "He's not a goalie.

    "You think to yourself 'not another parent telling you he's not a goalkeeper', because I had the same with Jordan Archer [former Spurs and now Millwall goalkeeper]. His dad used to tell me he wasn't a goalkeeper as well. He's a very good keeper.

    "So I said' ok' and I put Harry out on pitch and to be honest, fair play, he was better than he was in goal."

    So that was Kane's fate sealed as a striker after that trial and those early training sessions and the young team soon played their first match.

    "I used to keep a book from when my sons were young for whatever team I was running," explained Bricknell. "We were up against Potters Bar in the very first game we played - a friendly.

    "I remember it well mostly because Ryan Fredericks, who went on to be at Spurs, was playing for Potters Bar. He and Niko went in for a challenge and Ryan broke his leg or badly injured his ankle. We bought him an Arsenal kit because he supported them. I looked back at my book for that game and we won 8-7 and Harry had scored four goals.

    "Harry didn't go in goal for me after the training sessions. He was out there scoring goals. He was with me from November of the first season and then the whole of the next season. He wasn't actually top goalscorer in that full season. Niko was - he beat him by one. Then Harry went to Arsenal as an U9, they nicked both of them."
    Kane's years at Arsenal are often used as a stick for the Gunners' fans to beat their counterparts with. However, the truth is that he will always be the one who got away after he was soon released by the north London side in red and his old coach revealed that Watford also missed out on securing Kane's services.

    "Steve Leonard was the Arsenal scout, he came over, watched them and took Harry and Niko in. Harry was there I think until the U11s and then he got released," he explained.

    "Then Harry went back to a different Ridgeway side because his friends were in the other side and then he went to play for a side called Gladstone.

    "From there he got picked up by both Tottenham and Watford. He played for Watford against Tottenham in a match and scored a hat-trick and that's when Spurs took him on."

    The rest is as they say history. Kane moved through the Spurs academy and after a number of loan moves as a young professional, he eventually made the breakthrough under Mauricio Pochettino.

    He has been the Premier League's top goalscorer for the past two seasons, with 86 goals in 126 league appearances.

    Kane would even play briefly as a goalkeeper once again for Spurs in 2014 in a Europa League clash with Asteras Tripolis, having scored a hat-trick and then donned the gloves after a Hugo Lloris red card with Tottenham having used all their permitted substitutes. He let in a bobbling free-kick so Spurs fans didn't exactly get to see fine keeper Bricknell remembered.

    At the other end of the pitch though Kane is a phenomenon. The 24-year-old is likely to be England's next permanent captain under Gareth Southgate, is second only to Cristiano Ronaldo as the Champions League's top scorer this season and with the north London derby his weekend, Kane has scored six goals in five matches against the rivals who released him all those years ago.

    "Harry has exceeded every expectation I had of him. He was a very good goalscorer. You thought he might have a chance, as hard as it is to get through in the professional game. He could score goals. He knew where the goal was, even at a young age," said Bricknell.

    "But if you'd have said to me at 11 or even 14, would he go on and have the career he's had I probably would have said 'I doubt it'.

    "I think he's deserves so much credit for the application, determination and time spent listening to his coaches at Tottenham, doing extra training. Even at an early age he was doing his own stuff as well, because he wanted to be better."

    He added: "He's a lovely kid. He's probably an ideal professional. If you want a blueprint of what you want as a football player, it's probably him. As far as I know he doesn't do all the club scene, he plays golf. He wants to train and be better than he is.

    "You know what they said about Ronaldo, how he used to go back and do extra training and to prove that he was better than everyone else. I'm not saying that Harry is in Ronaldo's class but I believe he's got the same mindset.

    "He was never the fastest as a kid but suddenly at 21 he became a yard faster than he was at 20. That's down to hard work and bit something extra in on the training ground. That's not natural to suddenly gain a yard of pace."

    But what has Pochettino done to bring the best out of his former player - Bricknell believes the answer is quite simple.

    "I think he has just told him to go out there and believe himself. If you're a coach and you want to get the best out of players you need to work out what makes them tick. Some people need an arm round them, some a kick up the backside," he explained.

    "They all need confidence and that's what he's done. He's got that himself but I reckon the coach has said 'you know what to do, go out there and show everyone how good you are'. If you've got someone telling you that all the time, it's probably made him believe in himself so much more.

    "I don't think there's any fantastic techniques. Any footballer, at any level or age, if they lose their confidence they're half the player. When you're playing with confidence you become a much better player."
     

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