Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has admitted his surprise at his progress.
England Under-21 international Kane is currently one of the first names on the Spurs teamsheet, but the youngster had to work hard to earn his place.
The 21-year-old started the season as Tottenham's third-choice striker behind Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor, but now he is an integral part of the team.
In 16 Premier League appearances so far this season, Kane has scored seven goals and created 12 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 53%.
The striker himself is surprised at the rate in which he has developed and has underlined the areas in which he has improved.
“I have probably gone past of what I expected of myself at the start of the season, but I have always been confident in my ability and I have felt that I have played a lot of games and I feel that if I am playing, then I am going to get on the scoresheet," he told talkSPORT. "I have been able to do that this season and hopefully I can continue.
“I think I have got physically stronger and faster because I am older. I am 21 now and I have just developed as I have got older. I have been working in the gym for the last six to eight months, working on my physical aspects of my game, and that has helped.
Kane’s work-rate this season has been tremendous, and that owes a lot to his physical development. The youngster looks very strong on the ball and is not bullied by the physically imposing defenders in the Premier League.
The Englishman has a long way to go in his career, but he is certainly a great example of what one can achieve if one works hard.