Former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado has said that it was clear to him from early in his time in North London that Harry Kane was going to go to great things.
The England striker started getting regular first-team opportunities under Tim Sherwood when Soldado was still at the club and he did not take long to make an impact.
The Spanish striker has recalled how he felt when Kane first broke into the first team.
Speaking to inews, Soldado said: “I could see the situation, I could see Harry Kane who was an important player, who was going to be playing and that January window I tried to get back to Spain but the club didn’t give me that chance and I waited till the summer.
The former Spanish international revealed that he was particularly blown away by Kane’s rise during Mauricio Pochettino’s first season at the club.
He said: “I was thinking, ‘Blimey, I have to keep an eye on this player’ and then he started playing in the Premier League and got his confidence and was unstoppable.
“He started leading the team because he’s got the spirit of a captain and had this contagious effect.”
The 34-year-old also revealed the differences between Andre Villas-Boas’ and Tim Sherwood’s management styles during their respective stints in charge in North London.
Soldado added: “Andre Villas-Boas was very close to the players, to the person rather than just the player.
“As for Tim Sherwood, it was a bit less communication and a lot about character and pushing and lifting us rather than the tactical aspect.”
The Granada striker insisted that the club made the right choice in appointing Jose Mourinho and that he will come good with time.
The striker said: “They need to freshen things up and introduce his way of playing. Mourinho is a great coach and will get the best out of his players but this change is not easy.
“It will take time and this year they could suffer a bit more.”
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What makes Kane’s rise into being one of the best all-round strikers in the world really special is the fact that he was never really looked upon a prodigy when he was young. As opposed all the attention that someone like Parrott is now getting, Kane was never considered the biggest talent in his age groups. His improvement is down to sheer hard work and desire.
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