‘You wonder if you will ever play for Tottenham’ – Harry Kane opens up on early struggles

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Harry Kane looks destined to end up as Tottenham Hotspur’s greatest ever player in the modern era, as well as the Premier League’s and England’s greatest ever goalscorer.

Records just keep tumbling one after the other for the England striker, who entered the all-time top ten goalscorers in the Premier League with his strike against Brighton before netting his 200th Spurs goal in 300 appearances for the club in midweek.

The striker is posting some astonishing numbers at 27 years of age and there are no bounds to what he could achieve if he carries on in the same vein for the next five or six years.

However, even for a modern-day great such as Kane, the path to stardom was never straight forward and the striker has admitted that he doubted whether he would ever play for the Tottenham first-team.

Kane was never considered a golden boy while coming through the ranks at Spurs and was shipped out on loan to the likes of Leyton Orient, Millwall, Leicester and Norwich, never really managing to make a major impact during any of those spells.

The England captain admitted that he struggled to come to terms with not getting games during his time at the King Power Stadium.

Kane said in an interview to T2 (as relayed by Tribal Football): “The time in Leicester was the toughest in my career.

“I did not play, and when you as a youngster do not get playing time in the league, you wonder if you will ever play for Tottenham in the Champions League.

“Hard work and faith have brought me here. It has gone really fast because it feels like I was sitting on Leicester’s bench yesterday. But it goes fast, so you just have to enjoy it and make the best of it.”

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Kane’s rise from 2014-2016 was nothing short of exceptional. Almost no Spurs fan considered him to be good enough to make it into the first-team before 2014. In fact, the likes of Tom Carroll, Andros Townsend and Steven Caulker were all thought of as more promising talents. However, in a matter of a couple of years, Kane not only proved that he was good enough to play for Spurs but quickly evolved into one of the most complete strikers in world football. His development curve was completely down to his self-belief and work ethic.

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