Former Tottenham team-mate John Bostock not surprised by Harry Kane's current form

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John Bostock is a former team-mate of Harry Kane's and he is not surprised by his current form.

At the weekend there was no doubting who the star in the Premier League was. Harry Kane completely tore apart the Chelsea defence at White Hart Lane, scoring twice, winning a penalty and setting up another in a magnificent 5-3 triumph.

It is quite a turnaround for Kane, who 18 months ago looked like being not good enough to cut the mustard at a team like Spurs.

But it is a testament to Tottenham's youth system how well the team is performing at the moment. The likes of Nabil Bentaleb, Danny Rose, Andros Townsend and Ryan Mason are all also involved in the first-team picture - with KAne just the star.

Today Soccer AM spoke to a former Tottenham youngster who never quite made the grade. John Bostock arrived amid a storm and interest from Barcelona back in 2008 for a compensation fee of just £1 million. He was considered a future England international and had been compared to several of Europe's best footballers.

But it never quite happened for him at Spurs, playing just a handful of games whilst with Tottenham before his release in 2012.

But during that time the 22-year-old played with plenty of the current first-team crop and he had glowing words of reference for all of them, especially Kane:

"I think Harry Kane is a year younger than me so he kind of played up with us in the youth team and the reserves. But every level he played at he always scored goals. Even if he'd be quiet for 90 minutes he'd still get on the scoresheet.

"I think we all realised that if he got his chance he would take it, which he has done.

He then went on to discuss why he perhaps never made it at Spurs, and wondered if he was there now, with Pochettino promoting youth, he might have had a better chance of being a hit at Tottenham:

"Every footballer has to believe in his own ability really. Yeah I played with these guys every week when it was a few years back but it is a different era I guess now under Pochettino. He is giving a lot of youth a chance when I was there it wasn't like that. I had to make a decision at that point for my career and I did that with every faith. I am really happy for the boys."

It may have never happened for Bostock but Tottenham fans will just be happy that Kane and co are getting their chance - because they are certainly proving that they deserve it.

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