Why Tottenham must prove to Harry Kane that they can be title contenders

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Harry Kane has been a revelation this season but Tottenham Hotspur must show that they have big ambitions to hold onto him long term.

Harry Kane’s rise to stardom has been an extremely swift one.

At the beginning of the campaign, most Tottenham fans believed he would become nothing more than a squad player at the club and he was behind both Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor in the pecking order.

In fact, Kane did not start any of Spurs’ opening 10 league games and was restricted to appearances in the Europa League. He was given an opportunity to shine in the Premier League from the start in November and grabbed that chance with both hands.

But nobody could have predicted what has materialised since then. Fast forward nearly five months and Kane has 29 goals in all competitions for Tottenham.

To add to that, Kane came off the bench to make his England debut on Friday night against Lithuania and scored just 79 seconds after coming on.

It really has been a fairytale for the 21-year-old, whose potential has gone under the radar until he started playing regularly at the highest level.

Without Kane’s goal-scoring exploits, Spurs would be much worse off than they are now and must now build their team around him in order to get the best out of him.

They must show the ambition which will match a young, hungry star like Kane's. Every player wants to win trophies and he will be no different.

Spurs must not rest on their laurels and think that just because Kane is a youth product that he will stick around for the rest of his career if they begin to struggle.

He will want to win as many honours as possible, meaning Spurs must get rid of some deadwood this summer and build a team that can challenge further up the table next season.

As Spurs fans saw with Gareth Bale, it is very easy to lose your star player however much you try to hold onto them. They must build a team around Kane and prove to him that they can be title challengers one day.

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