Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is already flying in the 2019/20 pre-season campaign, after netting an insane goal against Juventus earlier this week.
You could forgive some fans thinking the England captain had scored a field goal as he managed to lob the keeper from the halfway line in injury time in Singapore.
However, Harry Kane has actually previously revealed that he would love to try to become an NFL kicker in a decade or so, once his footballing career is over (Standard).
Kane is an ambassador for the UK’s NFL academy and is a huge fan of the sport, but his dream has already been dismissed by a man with a familiar nickname.
Morten Andersen, also known as the Great Dane, is only the second placekicker to be included in the NFL Hall of Fame, the first since 1991.
However, this sporting legend does not believe that Harry Kane would be able to achieve his dream of becoming an NFL kicker.
He said (Betoclock – as quoted by Standard): “For Harry Kane to become an NFL kicker, it’s not going to happen.
“Not to burst the bubble, as I would love to work with him. If I could have him for a month to train him to see how it goes.
“But it’s like me becoming a specialist free-kick taker for Man United.
“You need to be successful on 80% of your kicks in the NFL, and it’s not easy.
“If Harry’s not going to make eight out of 10 kicks, it’s not going to happen. There’s a large number of guys hoping to make it as an NFL kicker.
“Not only being able to deliver the ball, but you’re facing 11 guys across the line of scrimmage. They’re going to snort, spit and call him names to try and stop him.
“You have to deliver from snap to kick in 1.2s – 1.5s through a target that is 16 feet 8 inches, and 10 feet above the crowd. Not forgetting the millions of people watching in the stands. Doesn’t it sound a bit ridiculous?”
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