Tottenham team-mates react to Harry Kane’s breakthrough season

Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli and Hugo Lloris have offered their thoughts on the England striker’s fantastic campaign.

The 21-year old bagged 31 goals last season, becoming the first Tottenham player to reach the 30-goal mark in a season since Gary Lineker back in 1991-92.

His unanticipated rise to prominence has drawn comment and compliment for all quarters and a few of his White Hart Lane team-mates have addressed his year in an interview with the club’s official website.

Midfielder Christian Eriksen lauded Kane’s contribution and work ethic.

He said: “I think everybody is pleased and really happy with what he is doing, helping the team and making himself stronger every day.

“I think he’s being doing really well and also I hope the club promote the talents that are here as well."

Nacer Chadli echoed the sentiment on Harry Kane’s work rate, saying: “He showed he can do it so all credit to him because he worked very hard for it.”

Club Captain Hugo Lloris referenced the surprise element of the Harry Kane story.

“He played on a level that we didn’t expect at the beginning of the season and helped the team a lot, to get points," he said.

The striker’s contribution is clearly appreciated by his colleagues and they will be hopeful, as will all involved with Spurs, that the boy from North London can repeat his heroics again next season.

The Kane Conundrum

The Spurs striker faces a tougher prospect next season and his profile means the surprise factor is no longer in his favour.

He tired towards the end of last season as Mauricio Pochettino lost his faith in Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado. The result was an overuse of the youngster and Spurs will need to strengthen in attacking areas this summer if they are to relieve some of the burden on Kane’s shoulders.

The arrival of a couple of competent and dangerous forwards, such as Martial or Benteke, would afford Kane the odd rest and provide Spurs with game-changing options from the bench, something sorely lacking last season.

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