Roy Hodgson suggests Harry Kane is the role model for England's youngsters

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England manager Roy Hodgson has used Harry Kane as a good example for other youngsters looking to make an impression at international level.

England manager Roy Hodgson explained in a feature for talkSPORT show Extra Time, that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is an example to any player beginning their career in the professional game.

Kane has had a superb impact for club and country, since being offered a chance to play consistently in the Tottenham Hotspur first team under Mauricio Pochettino last season.

He didn’t let the Argentine down and finished last season as the top scorer at one of the Premier League’s biggest clubs and Hodgson was quoted by talkSPORT explaining what he feels Kane represents.

“Lots of players come through who do have a very optimistic approach if you like, an approach where they believe in themselves and their talent – When you can see the start of your career in front of you like him, that’s important,” he said.

Kane the role model

Kane is a good example to others because he embodies everything which makes a player universally popular.

He’s a key figure with his club and his manager, as well as Tottenham fans and neutrals, because he carries himself in the right way.

He focuses on himself and what he control, avoiding negative headlines and the opportunity to stick the knife in needlessly to Tottenham’s rivals.

Difficult career challenges

The challenge for Kane is how he builds and improves on last season, as he looks to dispel the notion of a one season wonder type theory attached to him.

He doesn’t have a great deal of pace and needs to work on his reading of the game, to get into positions where he’s going to have a big impact on the team next year.

If he stays logical about his weaknesses and how to address them, he will back himself to find a solution and to make the difference for Tottenham in big games.

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