Thierry Henry questions the current status of Harry Kane

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has suggested there is too much pressure and hype surrounding Tottenham's Harry Kane.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry said on Sky Sports yesterday that the best thing for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is if everyone leaves him alone.

The Frenchman questioned the hype and status currently surrounding the forward and argued the best approach is to allow him to develop quietly and positively over the next few seasons.

“He’s had a great season, amazing – Let him be, let him grow, let him have two or three good seasons – Why should he always start? Just let him be,” said Henry.

Henry is well placed to offer an assessment on any striker performing in the Premier League because he’s arguably the greatest forward the division has ever seen.

The message and theme that he seems to be getting at is that it’s arguably better for Kane to be allowed to develop and mature as a player without the current pressure that surrounds him.

Rather than having a pop at the Tottenham man, Henry seems to be suggesting that he needs to earn the right to start every game in Tottenham’s attack as well as up front with England.

As soon as he found form and hit the back of the net with frequency this season, there was pressure instantly levelled at him with expectation growing because of how important he’s become for Tottenham.

If he can just be allowed to develop quietly and left to work on the various challenges and weaknesses he has over the next two or three seasons, he can then be in a position to bully his way into the starting line-up of any side he represents.

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