Harry Kane explains his reasons for number 10 switch

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Harry Kane wants to etch his name in Tottenham Hotspur’s history books.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has explained to The Telegraph why he took the number 10 shirt for this season.

The England international has been given the iconic shirt for the 2015-16 campaign, having had number 18 on his back last season.

“It’s such an iconic number at Spurs,” the youngster told The Telegraph. “When you look at the players who have worn it – Sheringham, Keane, Hoddle, Ferdinand, Greaves.

“When I was growing up Keane and Sheringham were my idols and they wore 10. So it was always my dream to wear it. Obviously 18 was great to me and Defoe gave it to me.

“But when I knew 10 was available I just wanted it. I love this club and to be wearing number 10 for Tottenham is amazing for me. I could not resist.”

Kane is one of the best young English players at the moment and enjoyed a superb season for Spurs in 2014-15.

The youngster scored 21 goals and created as many as 27 chances in 34 Premier League appearances for Tottenham last season.

The 2015-16 campaign has not started well for the Englishman, as the North London outfit went down 1-0 to Manchester United away from home at Old Trafford in their opening game of the Premier League season.

However, Kane is a very talented and confident young striker, and one can expect him to get goals in the number 10 shirt as the season progresses.

It is too early to say whether the England international can become a legend for Tottenham, but he definitely has goals in him.

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