Former Leicester manager surprised by Kane’s rise

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Harry Kane is the hottest property in football right now. However it hasn’t been plain sailing for our Man of the Moment.

However four years ago, Harry was at the crossroads in his career,He was on loan at then championship side Leicester City and was not exactly breaking any records.

Nigel Pearson, the Leicester manager at the time, insists the credit for Harry’s development to superstar status has to go to Mauricio Pochettino.

“The harmony in the camp wasn’t as good as it had been or was to be later but we managed to scrape into the play-offs after
being in a good position said Pearson who was speaking to The Daily Star.

“We lost at that stage to Watford to end our promotion hopes for that season,Harry was competent and I’m sure he’d look back on it as good experience.
“But I wouldn’t have seen him reaching the heights he has hit. There was talk at the time of him going to Hull.

Pearson continues :”I don’t know if that would have been a permanent deal, but clubs usually send out players on loan for one of two reasons.
“It’s to help their development and see if they are capable of playing at first-team level – or with a view to moving them on.
“It is a good opportunity to see whether they are going to be good enough.

Pearson added “The possibility of him signing for us was not floated. He went back to Tottenham and he is now in a team where he has a lot more opportunities to score.
“I’m pleased for him. He plays in a more direct way now and he’s also developed physically.

“You can see why he’s scoring so many goals – he rarely misses the target. He’s in the right team with right manager.
“I like Mauricio. I’ve got a lot of respect for him. I like his demeanour, he’s not in your face. Unlike some of my fellow managers, it’s not all about him. He’s the right manager for Harry.
“But how well Harry has done might even have surprised Spurs. I think he has surpassed the expectations of most people.”

The article explains that surpassing expectations has been par for the course for Kane in 2017.
The England star has scored 43 times in 39 games for club and country ahead of today’s game at Wembley, including nine in his last seven outings.

On a young Harry’s dressing room persona Pearson added: “Harry was not afraid to say things in the dressing room and I thought that was pretty brave of him as a young player on loan. But on the whole, he was a quiet lad”

It’s certainly been a meteoric rise for the young man, Mauricio has to take a lot of credit as does the academy at Spurs. He is hot property, he’s surprised a few and hopefully he will go on breaking records. Another couple against Liverpool will keep adding to his reputation.

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