Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane explained to Goal.com, the extra effort Mauricio Pochettino has put in to help him become a better player.
Kane was Tottenham’s main man last season and he finished the campaign as the club’s top scorer. He’s in no doubt that Pochettino deserves some of the credit for his individual success, helping him refine his game to become more effective.
“The manager has been great. He’s worked a lot on me physically and individually,” he told Goal.
“He’s done a lot of extra sessions to help me with my movement and my finishing and things like that. We will continue to do that so I can hopefully get better.”
The hard work can’t stop now
Kane and Pochettino cannot become remotely complacent based on the progress of the player and the impact he had for Spurs last season.
It’s arguably going to be much more difficult for Kane to replicate his form from last season, when the new Premier League campaign gets underway in August.
The pair need to continue working closely together to identify and improve any weaknesses in Kane’s game.
Key areas Kane needs to work on
Kane doesn’t have that electric burst of pace and relies on his movement to find space and opportunities to score.
He needs to work hard on the way he reads the game because opposition sides could put one or two players on him next season.
If he can be deceptive with his movement and work on his fitness so he’s never stationary, he can give any opposition defence a few headaches.
It may also be the case that Pochettino urges him to bulk up physically a little bit, so he can take defenders on directly.