Alan Smith comments on challenge facing Harry Kane

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Former Arsenal forward Alan Smith doesn't predict any problems for Tottenham Hotspur attacker Harry Kane next season.

Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith explained on Sky Sports that he doesn’t feel this season is a one-off for Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

The Spurs front man has been the main attacker at the top of Mauricio Pochettino’s team, establishing himself as top scorer across all competitions, including the Premier League.

The worry that some Spurs fans may have is whether Kane will be consistent in the face of difficult challenges next season and beyond, with Smith moving to dispel that anxiety.

“He’s the sort of guy where nothing fazes him, he’s a really hard worker – Some people might say ‘this is his first season, will it be a flash in the pan?’ but I don’t think it is. It will be more difficult next season because he’s a marked man but I expect there’s more to come,” said Smith.

The most important thing for Kane over the summer is that he rests well when he has the chance to do so.

He could still feature for the England under-21 team at the under-21 European Championship this summer, which will expose him to more games, but it does provide him with a platform to maintain the momentum he has created for himself this season.

Pochettino has a big responsibility to work closely and to work hard with Kane in pre-season, to help him develop an extra string to his bow.

Teams are going to look to isolate him in the same way that Manchester United did in the Premier League match at Old Trafford and the same way Chelsea did in the League Cup final.

If he deals with that well, he’s got all the skills needed to hit the back of the net just as frequently as he has done this season and Tottenham should taste success as a result.

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