Is Kane on the wane?

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Harry Kane’s last season heroics catapulted him to heights so high that his profile reverberated around the football world, in a short space of time. A season on, and the spotlight is shining on him with scorching scrutiny. The million dollar question was always going to be,’Can he do it again?’. ‘Is he a one season wonder’? Without any hesitation I can answer that with an inundated NO. Kane is not a one season wonder even IF he scores half as much as he did last term.

Naturally, the opposition were always going to warm to Kane’s characteristics in an attempt to nullify his strengths. To some extent this is clearly working. Defenders are airtight on him and if he was any bigger on their radars, he would be as big as the Grand Canyon. What we are going to learn from Kane over the next few months is just how adaptable he really is. I recall when rival managers identified Bale as a serious threat and had markers double down on him. What did Bale do? He moved to the opposite flank and even played as a striker or second striker sometimes. This shall be an area of great testing for the young marksman. Top players adjust their game accordingly to keep their opponents guessing. Does Kane really have the dynamism to add variety to his game? To be candid, I am on the fence with that one. Only time can tell. I am not saying Kane needs to play on the wings to be dynamic but as a striker he will need to demonstrate he has some new tricks up his sleeves.

Make no mistake though, the fact he has had a slowish start to the season (in Tottenham colours anyway) does not cloud the fact he is an excellent striker with enormous potential. A player we are all desperate to see succeed.

However, he has missed some golden opportunities in some matches and its in times like these where you wished we had another striker to support him. Son on the other hand is injured and there is no telling when he will heal and get back up to match fitness. Is Kane undroppable? Nobody should be. Yet at this moment we have no other strikers so Kane has to play whether he is in form or not. This will do little to aid his sharpness because at some point Kane will have to rest or risk getting more jaded then he already is with fatigue. At the time of writing this, it is reported he has a slight knock! Oh-no.

With the right support and assistance Kane will be free scoring as he was last season. He just needs a couple to nestle into the back of the net and the confidence will flow richly through his veins again. Harry if you are reading this, we believe in you 110%. Aside scoring there are many facets to his game that are admirable too. Is Kane on the wane? HA! Not a chance in hell.

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