Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane has certainly mastered many different arts when it comes to football at the very top level.
However, what is quickly becoming his trademark is penalty kicks, with the striker netting another two for England against Bulgaria in the Euro 2020 qualifier on Saturday.
Each and every time that Kane steps up to the spot, for England or Spurs, you just bank you house on him finding the net.
He has a very clear and consistent process. Place the ball done. Pace out his run-up. Take a deep breath. Find the top corner.
It sounds simply, but when you multiply the difficulty with nerves and pressure, not to mention the accuracy of the shots he is hitting, his record is impressive to say the least.
Gareth Southgate has now given us an insight into the preparation that goes on behind the scenes when it comes to Kane’s lethal pens.
When asked if Kane was the best he had seen, Southgate said (ITV 07/07/2019 – 7:10 pm): “Well, he has an incredible process. We watch it and he took a lot yesterday [day before Bulgaria game]. We were very confident when he was sat on the bench, that’s for sure.
“It’s a brilliant example for any youngster that’s mastering a technique because you can see what he does, you can see the way he composes himself. And it’s very, very difficult for goalkeepers to predict where he’s going.”
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