Christian Eriksen holds the key to maintaining Harry Kane form... more than striker himself

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The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker is a wizard at his best. And his best gets the most out of the England forward.

Daniel Levy and co left Tottenham in a precarious position - until January at the very least - with their failure to add another centre-forward to the ranks at White Hart Lane.

It appeared to everyone that the chairman tried to recruit a new front man. But with an effective enough approach? That's harder to say.

The burden, naturally, has landed on Harry Kane. Heung-Min Son can help out and is a vital component to Mauricio Pochettino's side when fit - he's the archetypal Poch player. His recent injury, though, has heaped yet more of a burden on Kane.

On Sunday afternoon, though, the 22-year-old England striker netted a hat-trick; a fine way to quadruple your existing tally for the Premier League season.

But there was one man who proved the lynchpin behind Kane's success - even more so than the striker himself (and not Artur Boruc in this case). 

Undoubtedly Spurs' creative force against Bournemouth, Christian Eriksen is already showing he is the key that unlocks Kane's potential for the north London side.

Even though Boruc gave Kane a big helping hand, it wasn't as though the 22-year-old was trying the same thing over and over again all season and finally broke through against the Cherries.

No, Eriksen is now finding form again and it is the Dane who makes the difference for Kane. A little like so many forward partnerships in the past - Steven Gerrard linking up with Fernando Torres comes to mind, only to a lesser degree at this stage in Kane's fledgling career - the centre-forward needs someone who knows where he will go.

Every time Eriksen was on the ball and in space against Bournemouth, he was finding a team-mate with a cutting pass and creating space for others. Space that, for the now heavily marked Kane, is vital.

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