Ryan Mason believes Harry Kane is “obsessed” with becoming the best striker in the world.
After an August washout our Harry is on a prolific run of late, scoring a whopping 17 goals in September to bring his total to 36 strikes in 2017.
Mason was speaking on new Sky Sports’ show The Debate, and the former Spurs man said it is all down to Kane’s relentless hard work in training, and his outright determination to be the very best.
“Harry is just obsessed,” Mason enthused. “After his first breakthrough year at Spurs, where he scored so many goals, his mindset changed. Now, he has set his sights on being the best striker in the world. There aren’t many better than him in the world right now.
“The work he has put in is starting to pay off now, and people are starting to see what a great player he has become.
“If you looked at Harry when he was 19 or 20, you would have looked at him and thought he was a bit heavy, he didn’t really have that turn of pace. He realised that and has been working on his body for years. Now, he gets away from defenders. He is an animal, a beast up front. From a physical point of view there isn’t a weakness.”
To the ire of many of the Spurs faithful Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola labelled Tottenham the “Harry Kane team” when discussing Manchester City’s title rivals at the weekend, however the Mail on Sunday’s Oliver Holt, also on the panel with Mason, reckons Kane should take Guardiola’s dismissive comments as a compliment, and believes Spurs are not just a one man team.
“It is a massive compliment to Harry Kane, and so it should be – he has been unbelievable in September,” Holt said. “He is a fantastic player, but if you devote all your time to Kane then Dele Alli or Christian Eriksen will hurt you.
Mason,still recovering from a severe head injury, also had words of praise for Mauricio Pochettino, complimenting the former Southampton boss and his personable approach as one of the main reason’s why Spurs have improved and are continuing to improve.
“He puts great trust in his players and encourages them to express themselves,” Mason added.
Mason spoke glowingly about his former coach saying : “I cannot speak highly enough of him. When he came in, he invited me round for dinner with my fiancée. He was there with his wife and two sons, and we were just speaking as friends. It is that connection he builds away from football is the biggest compliment to him.”
After that sickening injury Mason suffered last season it’s great to see the young man on the road to recovery and nice to see him so complimentary about his former team mates and manager. We wish him well and will be delighted to see him back on the football field sooner rather than later.
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