Tottenham and England captain, Harry Kane has described Man City striker, Erling Haaland as an incredible and exceptional player in the Premier League.
Recall that the Norwegian International has hit the ground running, scoring a stunning 14 goals in ten matches in all competitions.
Speaking ahead of England’s clash with Italy at the San Siro, Kane said: “Especially in the Premier League when you’re coming up against the best strikers, it pushes every player around you to be better.
“Everyone’s talking about Haaland because he’s had an incredible start to the season, so rightly so.
“As you know me, I don’t focus on too many other people, I focus on myself and what I can do.”
Kane has scored six for Tottenham so far this season and wants to win the Premier League Golden Boots despite the threat by the free-scoring Norway striker.
Style of play
While a teenager, Kane initially struggled in Tottenham’s academy, as partially due to his date of birth in July, he was not as physically developed as other players, nor was he as quick. However, he gained the respect of coaches with his technique and desire for self-improvement.
When profiling Kane in February 2013, Talksport said that he was best as a second striker, despite also having ability as a centre forward or in a wide position. They wrote that he preferred to place his shots, although he could also score from distance. The report also noted that he had good pace, but was weak in the air and had not scored on his loan at Norwich.
Initially a back-up to £26 million Spanish import Roberto Soldado and frequently loaned out, Kane was eventually made Tottenham’s starting forward by manager Mauricio Pochettino. Under Pochettino, Kane said that his game has improved through the tough training techniques instituted by the manager. He also strives to achieve marginal gain in order to maximise his potential by tweaking various aspects of his training and preparations as well as nutrition.