Kane reveals that Nabil Bentaleb is the hardest trainer at Tottenham

Nabil Bentaleb Spurs

The Spurs striker went with another one of the club's lauded youngsters in what is a key component of a professional footballer's success.

Speaking to Sky Sports' Soccer AM, Tottenham favourite Harry Kane was opening up about all kinds of Tottenham players and their qualities, both on the pitch and off it!

When queried on which Spurs player was the hardest working in training, a virtue that has been bestowed on Kane throughout the season, the striker didn't have to think too long before coming up with a name.

"Probably Nabil Bentaleb," said the 21-year-old. "He’s a very tough trainer who works hard in training and gives it his all every time he’s out there."

One thing fans demand from their players more than anything else is will and determination, and Bentaleb's desire to make a success of his ability has seen him overcome rejection as a youngster at the likes of Lille and even Birmingham City to become one of the most highly rated young midfielders in Europe.

Just 18 months ago, very few had heard of the French-born Algerian international, but the last season and a half has been a whirlwind of success for the youngster, becoming a regular in the Spurs side under Tim Sherwood last season, before enjoying his first World Cup as teenager, and then impressing at the African Cup of Nations at the start of the year.

Indeed, Sherwood is quoted by Goal as saying the Tottenham man: "trains like every day is the last day of his life, he cries his eyes out when he loses a five-a-side match. He would die for the club."

Since returning from the ACN, Bentaleb has been one of Mauricio Pochettino's go-to men in the centre of midfield, keeping the likes of Mousa Dembele, Paulinho and Etienne Capoue out of the side with his work-rate, passing quality and composure.

And Kane's revelation about Bentaleb's training ethics, however small it was, has shed a little light on why the 20-year-old has progressed so much in such a short space of time.

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