Glenn Hoddle reacts on Twitter to Harry Kane's performance, makes recommendation

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Former Tottenham Hotspur player and manager would like to see Harry Kane used in a more withdrawn role

Harry Kane scored his first club goal of the season at the weekend as Tottenham stunned Manchester City at White Hart Lane.

The striker had been under pressure after failing to hit the back of the net early in 2015/16, after a stunning breakthrough season previously.

Criticism had already been beginning to creep in, and the striker even spoke to the BBC earlier this month to deny he was a 'one season wonder'.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder and manager Glenn Hoddle took to Twitter after the victory, to express his delight, but also offer a tactical recommendation regarding the position he feels the 22-year-old is most dangerous in.

So how do Tottenham make it work?

For England it is easier for Harry Kane to play deeper, with captain Wayne Rooney playing alongside him as a striker. While Rooney also likes to drop deep, the duo can alternate and work out the best way to be effective.

Tottenham's summer transfer activity, failing to buy another recognised striker, means Kane is by default the furthers forward player in Tottenham's system, and less likely to arrive 'late' to the ball.

Where Spurs can make it work is by clever running on and off the ball from wide players. Heung-Min Son is a player who likes to get into the penalty box as frequently as possible, while Clinton N'Jie is also more of a 'forward' than a winger.

If Kane can drop deep and act as a focal point to feed the runs of Son, N'Jie, or even Lamela, then he can rejoin the attack and look to benefit later on in the move.

More options up front would enable Kane greater flexibility, but Spurs do have enough surrounding talent at their disposal to allow the England international to mix it up and challenge defences in different ways.

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