Harry Redknapp reveals Frank Lampard senior’s advice to Harry Kane

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane impressed former West Ham United defender Frank Lampard senior when he was playing for the reserves.

Harry Redknapp has revealed in The Sun the advice given to Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane by former West Ham United defender Frank Lampard senior.

Redknapp was in charge of Tottenham from 2008 to 2012, during which time Kane was part of the North London club’s youth team.

“When I was Spurs boss, Harry was playing in the reserves against Birmingham,” the former Queens Park Rangers boss wrote in The Sun. “Frank Lampard Senior came along to watch.

“Harry demolished Birmingham and scored about four goals. Afterwards, Frank said to me: ‘That lad’s good, but do you mind if I have a word with him?’

“Of course I didn’t and Frank spoke to Harry, telling him to go straight out and buy some running spikes. Frank advised him to work, work, work on short ten and 20-yard sprints.”

Kane seems to have done exactly that: “work, work, work”. The Tottenham youngster is now one of the best young strikers in the Premier League and is known for his hard work.

The 21-year-old has risen to the top the hard way and is more of a ‘developed player’ than a ‘genius’.

That should not take anything away from Kane, though, as the English youngster has put many of his Tottenham teammates to shame with his hard work and commitment.

Talent alone is not enough for a footballer to achieve success, and Kane is showing that an eagerness to learn and develop oneself is hugely important.

What is remarkable about Kane is that he is humble despite getting all the plaudits. In interviews, he comes across as a genuinely humble guy who is not letting all the recent success get into his head.

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