Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane told FourFourTwo about the impact Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has had on his career.
Kane is Tottenham’s main man in attack and he feels Rooney has been a good person for him to turn to, as he’s progressed in the game under similar circumstances.
“He’s a top professional and a really down-to-earth-guy. You can tell he just loves football. He’s a great captain and he looks after the lads when they need help – He knows what it’s like to be the young striker coming through, so it was good to have him there, giving me tips,” he said.
Rooney first caught the attention of fans everywhere when he scored a stunning goal as an Everton teenager against Arsenal.
He secured a big money move to Manchester United and has progressed to become the leader of his club side, as well as captain of his country.
He’s a good figure to help Kane deal with the extra attention and criticism he’s getting and also someone who can help to develop his game, when the pair play together at international level.
Rooney has been very consistent over an extended period of time, which is one of the precise aims that Kane will be looking to achieve over the next few years.
Kane deserves credit for recognising that someone like Rooney can help fine tune various parts of his professional personality, even though he plays for one of Tottenham’s rivals.
It’s going to be a real challenge for Kane to reinvent himself next season and to stay effective in big games and he’ll need all the help he can get as he looks to produce another 25 plus goal season for Spurs.