Chelsea defender Gary Cahill explained in a feature for talkSPORT show Extra Time at the start of this week, why he’s in awe of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
Cahill wasn’t afraid to brand Kane an ‘amazing’ player and suggested that he’s got every skill in the book as he looks to build on the success he showed at White Hart Lane last season.
It will be interesting to see how Kane works with Mauricio Pochettino to give the striker a better chance of consistency, but Cahill has no doubt over the player’s skill and potential.
“To do what he’s done in the Premier League, at a top club, is amazing. Without overhyping young players, which we can sometimes do in this country, he’s got everything,” he said.
“He’s a real handful, he can hold the ball up, he can run in behind, he’s got two good feet and he can head the ball, plus his finishing is terrific.”
How does Kane reinvent his game next season?
It’s a difficult one for Pochettino, because Kane has lost the surprise factor that he had when he first came into the team.
He’s not got a great deal of pace, which puts him under pressure to rely on clever movements to find pockets of space where he can quickly receive the ball and get a shot away.
He needs to work the lines between defenders as well as dropping slightly deeper into space, which gives him the chance to turn in possession and face goal.
Why Pochettino has a big role to play
Pochettino has to watch Kane closely and step in if the striker doesn’t have a great start to next season.
The manager is going to be very important in terms of keeping the player’s confidence up and reminding Kane of how he’s got to the point where he’s Tottenham’s main striker.