Clive Allen has claimed that Harry Kane’s opener in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb was not down to luck and comes down to the instinct of the striker to be in the right place at the right time.
Kane netted another brace on Thursday to take his tally to 26 goals and 16 assists in all competitions so far this season.
The striker is on course to have the best season of his career statistically and he looks set to cross the 50-goal contributions mark quite easily, particularly if Tottenham go far in the Europa League.
The England captain was once again dropping deep and was taking up the bulk of Tottenham’s playmaking burden but he still managed to get into the box at the right time and put away his chances against the Croatian outfit.
The 27-year-old will not have many easier finishes than his first-goal after Erik Lamela’s effort hit the post after a brilliant run and the ball fell to the feet of the striker with the goal gaping.
However, Allen identified how it was Kane who had started off the move with a ball over the top for Son Heung-min and then ran into the box to get on the end of the rebound.
The former Spurs striker told BT Sport (8:27pm, March 11, 2021): “People will say it’s fortunate that it has come off the post and it has come back to Harry Kane.
“No, no, no. He started it and he ended up in the 18-yard box, having run 60 yards to side foot it in the back of the net. That is a goalscorer supreme.”
Spurs Web Opinion
We have watched Kane do this so many times over the years that we now know it is not down to luck. All great goal-poachers including the likes of Defoe and Lineker in the past had a similar sixth-sense about where the ball is going to drop. Kane certainly has that but what sets him apart from the other great strikers is that he has so much more to his game including his vision, passing, ability to strike from long-range, hold up play etc.
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