It seems only yesterday that Harry Kane was coming through the ranks in Tottenham’s academy, being handed cameos in the cup games and Europa League.
Back then, the future England captain was relatively unknown within the world of football, with his winning free-kick against Aston Villa starting a snowball effect that has yet to slow down.
Kane is now one of the most recognisable faces in the world of football and one of the very best centre forwards around, not to mention captain of his country and vice-captain of his boyhood club.
Whereas once Kane would have been the England youngster looking up to the stars in the first team like Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney, it is now him who leaves the youth players star struck.
Leeds United and England U19 striker, Ryan Edmondson, has talked this week about his debut for the U19s, wearing the same shirt as Kane, and seeing the man himself around St George’s Park.
Edmondson said (Leeds United): “I think back to the 2018 World Cup with Harry Kane wearing it.
“Even now seeing him walking around the St George’s complex, is absolutely unbelievable to me, so to be able to wear that shirt, and to score in it, it’s all just incredibly surreal.
On his debut against Greece: “The first 5 to 10 minutes I was probably a bit nervous. I’d never been to St George’s before, but I think that’s the same for a lot of players, and once you put it to the back of your mind, you settle into the game, and I really enjoyed the experience as a whole.”
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