Darren Anderton explained on the Goals on Sunday show on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday morning (broadcast from 10:30am, April 3) why Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane made a slow start to the season.
“People are always going to ask the question: ’Is he a one-season wonder?’” said the former Tottenham attacker. “Then he goes off with England last summer, doesn’t get much of a break, so he doesn’t have much of a pre-season.
“I think before the start of the season he had only played one game. The first four or five games were almost like a pre-season for him. Once he got that first goal, there was never any doubt.”
Kane enjoyed a breakthrough season for Tottenham during the 2014-15 campaign, scoring 21 goals and creating 27 chances in 34 Premier League matches.
The 22-year-old did not start the campaign as a first-choice striker, but he cemented his place in the starting lineup with a string of impressive performances.
The young striker did not have a summer break, as he featured for the England Under-21 side at Euro 2015.
Kane also travelled with the Spurs squad to Malaysia and Australia, and all this probably caught up with him.
The England international striker did not score his first league goal of the 2015-16 season until late September, and he soon started to find the net regularly.
The youngster has now scored 22 goals in 32 Premier League appearances this season, creating 40 chances in the process.
Kane is no one-season wonder.