Kevin Phillips: Ask any defender and they'll tell you this about Harry Kane

Kane, Vertonghen, Matic, Costa

The last English player to win the top flight's golden boot explained why he's been impressed by Tottenham Hotspur player Harry Kane.

The last English player to win the Premier League’s golden boot, Leicester coach Kevin Phillips, told talkSPORT why he’s been so impressed with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane this season.

Kane has 30 goals across all competitions, with 20 in the Premier League which puts him joint level with Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero.

“I’m very impressed. He’s a big powerful lad and his hold up play is excellent. What I like about him is that he never stands still – You talk to any defender and they’ll tell you he goes into areas they don’t want to move into and he becomes very difficult to mark,” said Phillips.

Kane has been coached superbly by Tottenham and it’s important Mauricio Pochettino continues to protect him and nurture his talent.

The pair are going to have to work closely together over the summer, because Kane will be strongly challenged over 2015/2016.

Teams will look at new systems, which are designed to keep him quiet and teams could look to try and get on top of him physically in big matches.

He doesn’t seem like the sort of character who would be at all affected by winning the golden boot and he won’t settle on this season, looking to press on and improve on whatever tally he finished with this season.

When he plays well, Tottenham play well and if he can replicate 30 goal seasons for the rest of his career, the club will be happy and should achieve some success.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch