The England under-21 striker has been a revelation this season, with his desire to improve pinpointed by the ex-Spurs forward.
As Tottenham prepare to face London rivals Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday, much of the side’s hopes of lifting silverware rest with striker Harry Kane.
The youth team graduate has been a sensation this season, scoring 24 goals for the North London side after being given his chance to feature for the White Hart Lane outfit.
The England under-21 star was at the crux of Spurs’ scintillating 5-3 victory over the Blues on home soil on New Year’s Day and will hope to replicate that stunning performance tomorrow on the big stage.
“Harry’s gone out on quite a few loans but what he’s been given there and then back at Spurs is an opportunity,” Ferdinand told Sport360°.
“Harry was always going to come through because he’s got that desire to make himself better and we’re seeing the fruits of that right now.”
Spurs have placed an emphasis on youth over the last 12 months, with the likes of Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason also getting their chance in the starting XI and prospering.
The White Hart Lane club beat Chelsea in the corresponding final in 2008 and will hope to end a seven-year trophy drought tomorrow.