Kane dubbed most complete striker but he is still missing one crucial thing

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur poses for the camera as he is Awarded with the EA SPORTS Player of the Month for December on January 11, 2018 in Enfield, England.

The Tottenham Hotspur ace is breaking records for fun but, compared to the greats, he is still missing something rather important.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his sides second goal and his 100th Premier League goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at...

England and Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane, 24, has continued to take the world by storm this season with a stunning return of 31 goals in all competitions. 

This term has seen Kane beat Teddy Sheringham's Tottenham record for most Premier League goals, while he also finished 2017 as Europe's top scorer in the calendar year. 

Since his rise to prominence in 2014, Kane has been breaking records for fun, in a similar fashion to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

It seems that every few weeks the striker is nearing a new record, never failing to deliver and claiming each statistic as his own as he goes about re-writing the history books. 

Sami Khedira of Germany celebrates with the World Cup trophy  after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at...

Ahead of Tottenham's upcoming Champions League Round-of-16 tie against Juventus next week, World Cup winner Sami Khedira dubbed Kane as the world's most complete striker, ahead of the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Edinson Cavani and even his own Juventus teammate Gonzalo Higuain. 

The former Real Madrid star was quick to point out how lucky Spurs are to have as asset such as Kane, but for a man who has it all in terms of what he can offer on the pitch, he is still missing something crucial if he is to be deemed the greatest. 

Tottenham have failed to win a trophy since their League Cup triumph a decade ago in 2008. Prior to that, their last trophy came in 1991 when they won the FA Cup.

As much as Tottenham supporters may disagree, the North London club remains arguably the most unlikely club to win trophies out of the Premier League top six.


If you look at the Premier League's greatest strikers, all of them, across their careers had won it all. Wayne Rooney is a multiple Premier League and Champions League winner, Thiery Henry won it all including a World Cup, Michael Owen won many trophies at Liverpool, Andy Cole was the same. 

Even Alan Shearer, whose goal-scoring record Kane must have in his sights, has a Premier League winners medal to his name despite playing for Newcastle for the majority of his career. 

Even if Kane goes on to beat Shearer's record of 260 top flight strikes, with no silverware to his name, can he really be considered the greatest?

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with teammate Dele Alli after scoring his sides second goal and his 100th Premier League goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool...

There is no doubt Tottenham are a completely different machine to the club 15 years ago. However, despite a second-place finish last season, Spurs have been unable to build on that and are now simply back in the race for the top four. 

Should they finish fourth this season there will have been no improvement on their 2009/2010 finish under Harry Redknapp, and with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all strengthening significantly every summer, the competition will only get fiercer. 

It does genuinely feel like a single trophy win could spark a silver-laden period for Spurs, however, the hardest achievement is always that first title, which the club have been working towards for quite some time now.

Should Tottenham begin to win titles, there is no doubt that they have a huge chance to retain Kane for the rest of his career. But should they fail to deliver silverware soon, they will be in grave danger of a European super power swooping in for the record-breaking star. 

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