Harry Kane has set the Premier League alight this season. Having been an almost completely unknown quantity at the start of the campaign, the 21-year-old is now Tottenham Hotspur’s star player.
Kane has scored 30 goals in all competitions this season, becoming the first Spurs player to reach that milestone since Gary Lineker in 1991-92. His goal-scoring achievements have carried his club, they would be in mid-table without him.
The forward’s 20 league goals have earned Tottenham 22 points, the highest tally in the Premier League by some distance.
He has not just scored goals, he has scored important goals, which is crucial when you are trying to break through at the highest level. Kane has proven week after week that he is a game-changer and can easily cut it at the highest level.
His phenomenal breakthrough season saw him named alongside Diego Costa in the PFA Team of the Year but Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher were given the task of naming their own personal XI on Monday night, per the Daily Mail.
In the attacking area of the pitch, they both agreed that the league’s top scorer Sergio Aguero should be guaranteed his spot, unlike in the PFA version, meaning that it came down to one of Kane or Costa to partner the Argentine.
Carragher punted for Kane, based on how important he has been for Spurs this season but Neville opted to choose Costa despite working with Kane in the last England squad.
The former Manchester United defender said, “I was torn between the same two players [Kane and Costa], and it could easily have been either of them, but I’ve gone for Costa. First season in the Premier League – I just think he’s been a monster for Chelsea.”