Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin has explained in an interview for Bleacher Report, the impact of being able to watch Harry Kane train has had on him.
Kane is the main attacking star at the club and is well known for his high work rate in any game, which comes from a good core fitness.
The American has explained the lengths Kane goes to when he trains every day and how that has caused him to push himself harder in every session.
“He’s a brilliant player, and it’s been inspiring just to see every day how he works, how he prepares. He’s often the first one here, in the gym. He’ll do a session, wait two hours, then do another session, then do shooting practice,” he said.
“He’s so dedicated, and for a guy who’s so young, that makes you want to work harder. It makes you think, you know, ‘What can I do to get better?’ He’s definitely an encouraging presence and inspiration.”
Kane has to work hard because he doesn’t have the burst of speed or trickery that a lot of attacking players rely on when it comes to getting the better of an opponent.
He’s been able to build an advantage in terms of his fitness levels and also through his core strength, which has developed effectively and allows him to get the better of defenders when they look to try and get on top of him physically.
What will please Mauricio Pochettino most is that Kane is looking to lead by example, which is significant considering the manager’s recent decision to hand him the captain’s armband at White Hart Lane.
If Yedlin can have half the impact next season, which Kane has had in the current campaign, then he’ll definitely be making Kyle Walker sweat at right-back.