Scientists say a butterfly flapping its wings can change the world, some say it can create a hurricane thousands of miles away and for Tottenham fans this happened October 23rd, the day Harry Kane scored his first professional hat-trick. A player who many thought would eventually languish into the lower leagues, has become a future club legend.
One of our own, the hurricane, a player who last season was scoring for fun and was growing from strength to strength each week, has failed to score in his last seven competitive matches for club and country.
Haters want to dub him a one season wonder, with fans fearing the local lad may crumble under the sea of expectation now upon him. The miss against Everton on the weekend showed maybe a lack of confidence that wouldn’t enter his mind last season, watching the replays back it almost looks like he seconds guesses himself.
It wouldn’t surprise me if Mr Levy started investing in some wind turbines to get the Hurricane going again, unlikely though as this is Levy were talking about.
But even with the headlines depicting a fall of form, I have actually been impressed on Kane’s performances so far. He has led the line brilliantly, adding nuisance to his already impressive resume. He is looking, to me, like the complete package but as we know, a striker can run, link up the play and assist all day long. What sets him apart from the rest is his goals, something I pray he finds again soon.
Most football fans dread the international break, with players playing through or picking up injuries which can ruin a team’s season. However with England making the trip to the Pritchard sized island of San Marino, this could be the perfect chance for Kane to start scoring.
Football is about confidence, it’s the reason Mahrez is scoring for fun thus far this season and the reason Torres couldn’t score with Daniel Lloyd. Hopefully Kane will be giving the opportunity to start this Saturday and find that scoring touch once again.
On the other hand though, a rest may have been good for Kane. He has barely missed a minute of football since cementing his Tottenham place last November, in which time hardly having a break. We all think it’s easy being a footballer, slating individuals who need a rest, but not all rest is physical. Sometimes players need a mental rest, a break away from all the press and fame, something I doubt Kane will be granted anytime soon.
Hopefully our recent additions of Son and N’Jie, will provide Kane with some support, maybe easing the pressure off his shoulders, allowing him to focus on his game. It’s no easy feat at such a young age to be the superstar of such a major club.
There is nothing in the glance of a caterpillar that would suggest it will become a butterfly, just as the first glance of Harry Kane wouldn’t suggest a world class striker. But just as a caterpillar, awakens from its cocoon with wings ready to change the world, Harry Kane awoke last year and is by no means done changing it. COYS!
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