Spurs' Harry Kane admits to replaying the 5-3 win over Chelsea when at home

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The Tottenham striker is determined to keep developing his game at White Hart Lane, and replays his matches in order to ensure he continues to improve.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has given an in-depth interview to the official FA website indicating his determination to keep on improving, and the moment he realised that he could find the net against any side.

The Spurs hero pointed to the fantastic 5-3 win over eventual Premier League champions Chelsea as the point when his mid-season form began to move from a hot-streak into a genuine confidence that he could influence matches whatever the strength of the opposition.

"I think Chelsea showed me," he admitted to the FA site.

"It was the first top four or five side that I’d played, and to score two goals and get two assists to win the way we did showed me that I could do it against any team and not just Europa League teams or those in the bottom half of the Premier League.

"I could do it against anyone and there were some good moments for me this season and moments that I’m proud of."

Kane admitted that he replays the January 1 victory at home sometimes, but not to massage his ego with the way he took apart the best defence in England, but to pinpoint the areas of his game that worked, and what he could develop, something he does with other matches as well.

"I watch it [Chelsea game] back sometimes when I’m at home and there’s nothing on," he said. "I’ll have a look back, not just at that game but all my games.

"I like to see what I can improve on, but that was a nice time for me. It was hopefully just the beginning and I can keep doing it and that’s what I’ll be looking to again next season.

"I’m at a top club, playing week in and week out against the best teams, in cup finals and playing for your country and I managed to achieve that all in a short space of time.

"It’s been crazy, but it’s been great and I don’t want it to stop so I’ll try to work hard and maintain it."

It would be easy for Kane to watch the games he excelled in over and over again when at home, and there were plenty of games for him to chose from as he netted an astonishing 31 goals in his first full Premier League season. But it is a sign of the character Kane possesses that he admits to watching the fixtures not to revel in his dominance but instead use them as a base to become a better player.

It is evidence that the England international has the perfect attitude and dedication to continue to develop in the coming seasons.

Though it may be true that many neutral supporters are sceptical of Kane's ability to reproduce the performances he managed in the 2014-15 campaign, anyone who watched a number of the forward's matches will know that though he was always able to utilise his confidence to beat a man or take a shot from range, as the season moved into its final few months, Kane began showing a greater maturity and responsibility in the way he went about the pitch.

Beforehand it had been a raw talent that Kane relied upon, but even over the course of the season he added the composure that he had what it takes to influence games. 

Of course, Kane is far from the finished article, but at just 21, it remains to be seen just where that talent and newfound maturity can carry the player. Because there aren't many Tottenham supporters that should be worried that there idol will be a one-season wonder.

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