The ex-Spurs boss said: “Harry Kane has done amazingly, but I couldn’t say I always thought there was something special there. He’s scored goals and he’s kept him in and he’s took off. But it’s not luck, the kid works at his game. He practices, he trains, and he lives for football.
“He’s very similar to Frank Lampard in that respect - he will spend hours on the training ground working and practising and wanting to be better. It’s not a coincidence, he doesn’t just turn up on Saturday, he’s worked on everything he does.”
Kane worked under Redknapp at White Hart Lane, being give few chances to play, before spending time on loan in the Football League, where he still failed to particularly impress.
However, this season has seem him breakthrough at Spurs, scoring 31 goals in 51 games, and making his England debut - and capping that with a goal.
Whilst never looking like the most naturally talented footballer, Kane has an incredible goalscoring instinct, and the work rate to fight and take his chance in the first-team when presented to him.
This is similar to Lampard, who was famously written off by a West Ham fan, before going on to score 177 Premier League goals, and be the first midfielder to reach the 100-goal mark.
Redknapp defended Lampard when he was the centre of criticism, but it was Lampard’s down to earth nature and desire to always improve that saw him go on to win three Premier League titles, a Champions League medal and numerous domestic cups.
If Kane continues to possess the same traits that have seen him excel recently, and those which characterised Lampard, there is just no guessing how good he may become.