Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been quoted by the Daily Mail suggesting striker Harry Kane has taken on an ‘extra dimension’ physically.
Kane has been Tottenham’s best attacking player this season and has got his senior England career off to the best possible start with a goal on his debut against Lithuania, with Lloris attributing the success down to the sheer effort he’s put in.
“Harry has a very strong personality, very calm. He's taken on another dimension physically, where he's become a running machine, defending and attacking,” said the Frenchman.
“He's a complete player now. Harry has kept this desire to keep improving, to always want more.”
Kane’s physical fitness helps to overlook one of the main weaknesses he has in his game, which is a lack of pace.
His fitness means he can constantly stay on the move and look for ways to stay effective in big games.
He can play on the shoulder, he can drop off, he can drift to either side and he can defend if needed, all of which requires a tremendous level of physical fitness in big games.
The desire that Lloris mentions also ensures that Kane can constantly challenge himself, looking for ways to progress, develop and grow stronger as a player.
If he can embrace the weaknesses he has and find ways to stay effective in the face of tactics designed specifically to keep him quiet, there’s no reason he can’t maintain the form he has shown already this season.