Former Spurs keeper reveals what the staff used to say about Harry Kane

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Dom Le Roy

There is no question that Tottenham have found an absolute academy gem in Harry Kane, their star striker and England’s captain.

Despite not yet winning a trophy, Kane has scooped two Premier League golden boot awards, as well as a World Cup golden boot.

But, it wasn’t an easy journey for the striker, as he endured multiple failed loan spells before he broke through into the Spurs first team at the age of 21.

At this point, Kane only had 14 senior career goals in 67 appearances, not exactly an impressive return for a forward.

Kane then went on to net 21 league goals in the 2014-15 campaign, cementing his status as one of the Premier League’s up-and-coming strikers.

Kane has improved on his total goal tally year on year for five successive seasons now.

Despite this slow start to his career, ex-Tottenham keeper Brad Friedel has ensured that Spurs knew exactly how good Kane could be.

Friedel said (us-bookies): “We absolutely knew how good Kane was going to be, and it was noted many times in our staff meeting and our meetings when I was starting my coaching at Tottenham.

“As a player, each and every one of us knew that he was a truly special talent.

“He has proved that hard work does pay off, and he still works harder than everyone else out there, that’s why he is so good.

“On top of that, he obviously has the talent. He scored past me in training once or twice maybe, but they didn’t count as I was over 40!”

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