Kane has been phenomenal in recent weeks
After a slow start to the campaign, Harry Kane has suddenly started scoring goals. Despite scoring in just five Premier League matches this season, the Tottenham forward has scored eight goals and sits third in the top scorers charts – just five behind Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.
Kane netted a hat-trick against Bournemouth a few weeks back before scoring twice against West Ham United on Sunday. The England man should have had yet another treble but fluffed an opportunity when one-on-one with Hammers goalkeeper Adrian. Only time will tell but, at this rate, Kane could finish as the Premier League’s top scorer this season.
The England striker thrives under pressure
While other forwards crumble, Kane flourishes under pressure. The Spurs striker enjoys being the centre of their attack and will continue to shine throughout the remainder of the campaign. Even when he wasn’t scoring, Kane didn’t show any signs of pressure and continued to go about his business as though he knew his natural talent would prevail over his poor run of form.
Kane’s ability to stand out at both club and international level may be his greatest trait. The striker rarely does anything outrageous but continues to attract positive attention from both the media and general public. Kane has the potential to rank as one of Tottenham’s greatest ever strikers and he could go on to become a White Hart Lane legend if he remains loyal to the club.
Kane may well be the best finisher in the Premier League
Nowadays, there aren’t many out-and-out number 9’s in England’s top flight. However, Harry Kane certainly falls into that bracket – and he’s the best at it. Kane is a target man, and a good one at that. As the focal point of Tottenham’s attack, the England international gets plenty of opportunities to score and his finishing ability has clearly improved throughout the last 18 months.
As one might expect, the majority of Kane’s chances are from inside the penalty area. According to WhoScored, 65% of Kane’s shots are taken from inside the 18-yard box – almost two thirds of his efforts. On current form, Kane will continue to get chances and may challenge Jamie Vardy at the top of the goalscoring charts.
Pochettino has built the team around Kane’s talents
Tottenham are performing admirably this season. In fact, they are currently fifth in the Premier League table and sit just four points behind current leaders Leicester. One of the main reasons for that (surprise surprise) is Harry Kane. Mauricio Pochettino has continued to build his team around the striker and Tottenham’s attacking midfielders are benefiting from the additional space.
Opposing defenders are beginning to focus primarily on stopping Kane, which is allowing the likes of Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen the chance to dominate proceedings in Tottenham’s midfield. Pochettino’s men are unbeaten in their last 12 matches and, while that run will end at some point, Tottenham shall continue to cause problems throughout the remainder of the campaign.
Only time will tell but Kane may already have Jamie Vardy’s record in his sights
It is far too early to suggest that Kane will beat Vardy’s record of scoring in consecutive Premier League matches, however his recent achievements mustn’t be overlooked. Kane has now scored in four successive top flight fixtures and looks incredibly dangerous every time he steps onto the football pitch.
Kane is a unique talent and is widely regarded as England’s top striker right now. The forward will hope to continue his excellent form through the rest of the campaign, leading Tottenham to a top four finish and could be the key man to watch in next summer’s European Championship. For now though, Kane will be fully focused on his club football and could play a key role in Tottenham’s next fixture against Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea on Saturday.
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