Chelsea owned youngster Patrick Bamford told talkSPORT that he takes his hat off to Harry Kane for the way he’s taken his chance at Tottenham Hotspur.
Kane was in a similar position to Bamford before he got his chance at Tottenham, spending time on loan with a number of clubs as he looked to improve his all round game and performances.
He’s a good example to any youngster playing at any level at any club of what can be achieved if they are willing to keep their heads down and work hard for their opportunities.
“If you look at him, he was around the Tottenham first team squad for about two years before this season and it just took Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor both not being in form for him to get a chance and fair play to him – He deserves it and deserves everything he’s getting at the minute,” said Bamford.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted that Kane is inspiring others but hopefully he will have more of a positive impact on the youngsters at Spurs rather than players at the club’s main rivals.
It will be interesting to see what happens with Bamford at Chelsea next season because of the pressure involved to get success at the club.
The key question is whether Jose Mourinho is going to show the same guts as Pochettino, taking a risk on younger players at a time in the season when nothing is uncertain.
As far as Kane is concerned, he’ll be happy inspiring others but he’s closing on just his first full season as a Tottenham player and needs to work hard on his game next year.