Harry Kane’s claim about his footballing future may worry some

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane has had one hell of a footballing career so far, and he is still only 25 years old.

In that time he has graduated through the Spurs academy, gone out on loan multiple times, and broken through into the Tottenham first team.

He then scooped up back to back Premier League golden boots, as well as showcasing an impressive Champions League scoring record.

He was named captain of his country, led them to their best World Cup finish in 28 years, and took home the biggest golden boot in football.

Kane also captained his side to the first ever Nations League semi-final, giving them a chance to lift silverware in 2019.

Finally, to top it all off, he received an MBE at the end of 2018, cementing himself as one of England’s best ever players.

What may worry some of his opponents however is that Kane believes he is still a couple of years away from reaching his prime.

Kane said (Football London): “It’s hard to say – 26 is right on the border, maybe then up to 29-30 [is the normal peak].

“Nowadays, with sports science, I feel like the prime might be a bit later. I think 28-30 is when you’re in your prime if you keep yourself in good enough shape. Ronaldo has proven that, Messi and players like that.

“I’d say I’ve still got a little bit to go, 26 isn’t too old, even if it feels old in this squad. I’d like to think a couple of years from then I’ll be in my prime.

“Am I at my peak now? I guess you don’t really know until you look back in your career and see when you were playing your best.

“I feel like each year I’ve improved, this year as well. I’d like to think in a couple more years I’ll be in my prime but we won’t really know until my career is over.”

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