Nacer Chadli identifies the skill which makes Harry Kane so special

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Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane has scored 23 goals already this season.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Nacer Chadli has told the London Evening Standard that Harry Kane is very intelligent in the way that he plays the game.

Kane has not lost any of his effectiveness even though he has been identified as Tottenham's major attacking threat and Chadli feels that the striker deserves credit for this.

The Belgian international says that Kane's movement makes him a nightmare for defenders to mark, with his natural predatory instinct meaning he is particularly evasive. 

“He is a smart lad,” Chadli said. “You could see also in recent games that the defence had a lot of focus on him.

“But he just waits for his moment, only a few seconds, and he gets the ball and makes the difference. That’s why he is such a good player. He works a lot and when his chance comes he grabs it with both hands.”

Kane has gone from a young hopeful to Tottenham's leading marksmen and England great striking hope in the space of seven months. 

It is a remarkable rise which shows no signs of abating and Kane deserves masses of credit with the way he has dealt with the pressure that is now on him.

The fans' favourite has carried the bulk of Tottenham's goalscoring burden on his shoulders this season and he will realise that his form is likely to be the defining factor of whether Spurs' season ends in ecstasy or disappointment.

Spurs are in with a chance of claiming a top-four spot, whilst they are also in the Capital One Cup final and the latter stages of the Europa League and if Kane can continue hitting the back of the net they look in with a chance of making this campaign a particularly memorable one.

If the 21-year-old's standards do slip, however, there is such a lack of cover up-front that it is hard to see exactly where Spurs' goals will come from and that could end any hope they have of finishing in the Champions League qualification places. 

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