Paul Robinson: No one would have seen this coming at Tottenham

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Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson feels few at the club would have anticipated Harry Kane to have the impact he has done.

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson told talkSPORT that he’s not sure anyone at White Hart Lane was sure over the impact Harry Kane would have on the first team.

Kane has always had talent and potential and he showed it in spades last season, after being given an extended run in the first team by manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Robinson has suggested that Kane’s character and nature has allowed him to settle down at the club, creating a number of unique relationships with his teammates that he now benefits from.

“He’s a really nice kid, he’s very club orientated – That’s helped him make a lot of friends and he’s done very well – I’m not sure they knew when he was younger that he would reach the levels that he has got to,” he said.

Kane’s current status at Tottenham is that of the primary striker and the key figure in the frontline of the team for next season.

Pochettino has already snapped up defender Kevin Wimmer and will likely make more than one attacking signing before the Premier League returns in August.

To give Kane the best possible chance of replicating the success he’s shown over the past ten months, the Spurs boss needs to try and find a way to take the pressure off of him.

If he still feels that he’s got a bit of freedom, while developing some new tricks, he can deal effectively with the challenges thrown at him by opposition sides next season, as he looks to build on the progress he’s already made.

If Kane can score 20 goals in the league, there’s a good chance Tottenham will be somewhere in and around the top four.

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