Harry Redknapp: What strikes me when I listen to Harry Kane talk

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has been impressed by a specific quality he sees in Harry Kane.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he’s struck by the common sense he hears when Harry Kane has something to say.

The striker has enjoyed a remarkable rise to fame as a player at White Hart Lane and he faces a big challenge to improve on the progress he made under Mauricio Pochettino last season.

“I think he’s only a kid and he’s part of the team. He’s improving, improving and he’s had a fantastic season for a young lad. I listen to him talk and he’s a very sensible lad and he’s got a great future I would think,” Redknapp told talkSPORT.

Why does Kane need to improve next season?

Kane needs to improve in the next campaign because he’s lost some of the surprise factor that he possessed last year.

Few would have expected him to have the impact he has done at the club and he needs to develop subtle new skills and tricks, which will help him to stay one step ahead of defenders.

His common sense and straight down the middle thinking will help because he can attack his weaknesses head on with the help of the manager.

How can Kane improve?

He doesn’t have that burst of pace so it’s all about position and movement.

The first thing Kane needs to do when he’s back for pre-season with Tottenham is work extremely hard on his fitness.

He needs to always be on the move and always roaming for that gap between opposition defenders, which will allow him to get the ball, turn at goal and get a shot away.

How will being sensible help?

Simply because he won’t get carried away with last season and won’t settle with that as good enough. It also suggests that he’ll as for help from Mauricio Pochettino or any of the coaches at Spurs if he feels he needs it.

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