Harry Kane determined to work hard ahead of new season

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane isn't afraid to embrace hard work ahead of an important season for him and his club.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has pledged he will work hard to be an even better player over the start of the season, as he spoke to the FA’s official website.

Kane was Tottenham’s top scorer last season across all competitions and a player who is going to be very important in the coming season, if the club are going to achieve their ultimate aim of qualification into the Champions League.

Kane has also confirmed that he expects to be fully fit and ready to feature from the start of the season, after getting extra time off following the end of the England under-21 side’s European Championship adventure.

“It’s just the start for me and I’ve proved to myself that I can do it at the top level so I’m gaining confidence,” he told thefa.com.

“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.”

“I just try to keep my head down and working hard and that’s what I want to do - I don’t think I’ll miss the start of the season, there’s more than enough time to be ready for the start of the season.”

Kane facing a real challenge

Kane is facing a challenge because he’s going to have to try and reinvent the way he plays in all games, because he’s lost any notion of now being a surprise factor in Tottenham’s attack.

Manchester United and Chelsea were two very good examples last season, of sides who quickly worked out a way to keep Kane isolated at the top of Tottenham’s team.

It’s something that all teams are going to try and do from August onwards and if he can combat those tactics and continue to score goals, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will be very happy.

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