Pearce: Kane will find it tough next season, but this is why he'll still be a success

The former England Under-21 manager praised Tottenham striker Harry Kane's character ahead of the new season.

England and Nottingham Forest legend Stuart Pearce was speaking to Tottenham supporter channel Spurred On about how he envisages fan favourite Harry Kane doing next season, and the ex England Under-21 manager revealed that the striker's temperament will ensure he doesn't let himself rest on his laurels after a stunning breakthrough campaign.

Kane scored a sensational 31 goals last season, the highest by any Tottenham player since Gary Lineker in 1991-92, and Pearce is a big fan of the forward.

"The beauty of Harry is that he's very level headed," Pearce said to Spurred On recently. "He's a professional that seems to know exactly where he stands, and where he wants to go and what he wants to achieve.

"He's not the sort of individual that will get washed away with the celebrity that comes with football in this day and age. That in itself will stand him in good stead."

"But he is gonna find it tougher next season than this season."

Despite Pearce admitting that Kane might struggle at times in the 2015-16 campaign, it is clear the former left-back sees real character in the Spurs man that should ensure he doesn't suffer the collapse that some pundits are warning he may go through.

Of course, Kane managed to net a few goals the season before last, when Tim Sherwood brought him into the starting lineup, so he's already proved he is not a one season wonder by building on the promise he initially showed in spring 2014.

Pearce remembered an incident when he spoke to a young Kane during a difficult spell at Millwall, and revealed that he had assured him that it would be of benefit to his career.

"I rung Harry four or five years ago when he'd had a tough night on loan at Millwall," Pearce added. "I told him: 'Listen, this experience you're having at Millwall tonight will stand you in good stead'."

"I didn't know he'd go on and be as good as he has become, but it's because of times like that at Millwall, where he learned his trade, that will help keep his feet on the floor."

The season in question eventually saw Kane score 9 times in 27 appearances for the Lions, winning Young Player of the Season for his loan side.

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