Tottenham legend Martin Chivers explains why Harry Kane impresses him so much

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The 22-year-old has been in sensational form for the Premier League side this season.

Tottenham legend Martin Chivers has heaped praise upon Harry Kane in an interview on the club's official website, after the 22-year-old became the first Spurs player since Chivers to score 20 league goals in two consecutive seasons. 

Kane's brace against Bournemouth took him past the landmark 44 years after the 70-year-old was achieved the feat during the finest spell of his career. And Chivers - who scored 118 league goals during his time at White Hart Lane - explained why the current leader of the team's attack has enjoyed so much success in such a short space of time.

"One of the main things about Harry in my view is that he can score with both feet. Not all great goalscorers can do that. Harry can also head the ball, so he's an all-round scorer of goals and that’s a handy ability to have, especially when he gets into the positions he gets in to," he told Tottenham's official website.

It is almost incredible to think that the England striker began the last campaign on the periphery of Mauricio Pochettino's squad. But it arguably sums Kane's form up that he forced his way into the side by scoring goals when given opportunities, rather than relying on injuries to rivals for a chance in the team.

Since then, he has become the talisman of the side. His 21 goals in the top flight this term have helped Pochettino's men establish themselves as Leicester City's nearest challengers for the Premier League title. With seven games to go, the pair are separated by just five points.

And based on Chivers' assessment, it would not be a surprise if Kane was able to inspire his team to success this season.

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