Allardyce on who he thinks is responsible for Spurs’ surge up the table

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Harry Kane has been labelled as Tottenham Hotspur’s danger man on Sunday.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has put Tottenham Hotspur’s surge up the Premier League table down to in-form striker Harry Kane, the Daily Star report.

Spurs host the Hammers on Sunday looking to move closer to the top four while dealing their opponents a major blow in their bid to maintain their slim hopes of Champions League qualification.

It’s quite a contrast from earlier in the campaign when the Hammers were flying high while Mauricio Pochettino’s men were out of form and languishing in midtable.

Seven wins in their previous ten league encounters, however, has seen the North Londoners surge up the table and boss Sam Allardyce has put their change in fortunes down to danger man Harry Kane.

"We all know Harry Kane is the danger man. He didn't play much against Fiorentina in the Europa League, he came on as a sub, so I can see him starting on Sunday,” the 60-year-old explained.

"Of course, Kane is the reason Tottenham have started to climb the league and do well in all competitions.”

"His goal threat is greater than any other front-man that Tottenham have on the books at the moment. He has been the difference between Tottenham drawing or winning.”

"Supply is one way of stopping him - as well as making sure the defenders are aware of his capabilities."

Is Harry Kane Spurs’ only danger man?

Kane’s goal scoring antics this season have been phenomenal, with 23 strikes in 35 appearances in all competitions his current rate and that will only increase further over the next few months.

However, the 21-year-old striker hasn’t been prolific all by himself and it would be naïve to think that he has not found a goal scoring rhythm without the help of his teammates.

The North Londoners have been a creative force since the turn of the year and players such as Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen have played key roles in the striker’s rapid rise to prominence.

Cutting the supply by tightly marking Spurs’ creative midfielders could be the Hammers’ best bet on Sunday, but placing too much emphasis on stopping Kane could free up other players to cause damage.

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