Jurgen Klinsmann reveals his hopes for Harry Kane’s footballing future

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Tottenham Hotspur legend Jurgen Klinsmann has lavished praise on Harry Kane and admitted that he is keeping his fingers crossed that the striker wins trophies in North London.

Kane’s future has been the subject of speculation over recent weeks and with some pundits including Paul Merson (Sky Sports) and Alan Shearer (Shearer said on Match of the Day podcast) have urged the striker to leave Tottenham in order to win trophies.

The 26-year-old has been linked with moves to the likes of Manchester United (Daily Mail), Real Madrid (Diario Madridista), Juventus (Tuttosport), and PSG (AS) but recent reports indicate that he is likely to stay put in North London for at least one more season (Manchester Evening News).

Klinsmann’s former strike partner at Spurs, Teddy Sheringham warned Kane recently by suggesting the England captain that he will only have one career and that he needed to make the most of it (Sky Sports).

However, the German believes that the striker has everything in place to win titles with Tottenham.

When asked about what Kane could achieve, he told talkSPORT: “He can achieve anything he puts his mind to,” 

“He’s so, so talented, exceptional and he’s now into a stage of his career where he is far more mature. He’s not the young lad anymore, even if you think of him as a young player.

“Watching him from a distance, you wish him now titles. When you play a professional career, and you get the opportunity to play in a top-five team in any country in the world, then it’s about winning titles.

“And so, I keep all my fingers crossed for Spurs and for him that he can collect trophies – that’s what it is all about at the end of the day.

“That’s why I left in ’95. Even though I loved it at White Hart Lane, I had to leave for Bayern Munich because I said, ‘well I’m running out of time. I’m 31 years old and I need to win a couple more trophies’.

“But he has that chance with Spurs, he has a fantastic coach, he has a fantastic team and we all keep our fingers crossed that it happens sooner rather than later.”

The former White Hart Lane fan favourite also lavished praise on Mourinho and admitted that he is hoping the Portuguese coach is the man to bring trophies to the club.

Klinsmann added: “Jose is an absolutely exceptional coach. Obviously, he has his philosophy, his way of doing things.

“With his experience and knowledge, he has amazing humour as well, I just hope that things will fall into place and they get the success that they deserve.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Kane has shown over the years that he loves the club and is extremely loyal. I am sure that winning one title with Spurs will mean much more to him than winning several with a club like Real Madrid or Juventus. However, if we fail to show any signs of improvement next season, then even the most hardened of Spurs fans wouldn’t begrudge him a move away from the club as the striker is simply too good to end his career trophy-less.

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