Harry Kane has admitted that some of the signings Spurs made over the summer have not just made the side better on the pitch but have also been a great influence away from it.
Tottenham made seven new signings in the previous transfer window, with several of the new arrivals having experience winning some of the biggest trophies in the game.
Some of the new arrivals, such as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, have been hailed for the leadership qualities they have brought with them to the club.
Kane himself is now an experienced player and is one of the most respected voices in the dressing room for club and country.
The 27-year-old admitted that he now takes it upon himself to ensure that the younger players and the new arrivals feel welcome, having experienced what it is like coming through the ranks as a youngster himself.
The striker told the club’s matchday program ahead of the clash against Manchester City (as relayed by Football.London): “I think for me, being one of the leaders in the team, I feel like you always need to get to know your team-mates and talk to them so that they feel comfortable talking to you.
“Obviously, I remember what it was like being a young kid coming into the first team – it is never easy. I just try to get to know everyone, whether they’re new, whether they’re young I get to know them as people on and off the pitch and I think that really makes a difference when you are playing.”
When asked about the summer arrivals, Kane named Gareth Bale and Joe Hart as two players who have made a big difference to the atmosphere around the club.
He said: “The new boys that joined us over the summer have been great; they’ve settled in really quickly. They’ve been playing really well whenever they have been on the pitch. I think Harty has been a big boost to have in the changing room, to have that experience of winning major titles, which is the same as Gareth as well.
“Everyone that has come in has been doing really well so we have real competition all over the pitch and that is healthy competition, which hopefully continues.”
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