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Tottenham’s Harry Kane surpasses 20 Premier League goals for a second consecutive season

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted he never intended to allow England youth international striker Harry Kane to leave the club on loan.

Harry Kane has surpassed 20 league goals in 2014/15 and 2015/16. Only four English strikers have achieved this feat in the Premier League.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane scored a brace as Spurs enjoyed a 3-0 win against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon, and took his tally in the Premier League to 20 goals for the second consecutive season.

Currently leading the charts with 21 goals in 31 games, Harry Kane is 8/13 to be the Premier League’s top goalscorer this campaign.

Kane proving last season was no sluke

Last season was an incredible breakthrough campaign for the academy graduate, and saw him score 21 goals in 34 games. Kane won the PFA Young Player of the Year for his impressive exploits, and Tottenham would go on to build a team around him the following summer. Spurs parted company with a selection of forwards to instead pin their focus on the Englishman, and after a slow start to 2015/16 Kane is back among the goals.

The 22-year-old was always going to struggle to immediately pick up where he left off, as opposing sides were likely to pay him much more attention in games, but he hasn’t stopped scoring after ending an earlier drought in the Premier League. Kane went six games without a goal in the English top-flight this campaign, and went on to score just once in his first nine league outings of this season. However, a hat-trick against Bournemouth in the 10th game saw his form return.

Can Kane replicate such form for England?

Now expected to lead the line for England in this summer’s European Championships as the nation’s top scorer, the sky is the limit for Harry Kane. He’s already matched last season’s tally for Premier League goals with games to spare, proving his ability at the top level and also silencing many critics who thought he might be a flash in the pan. Tottenham are desperate to keep him at White Hart Lane, and Kane seems more than content to extend his stay in London.

The 22-year-old has a total of 31 goals in 51 games in all competition for Spurs this season, and is contracted with Mauricio Pochettino’s side until 2020. Boasting an aerial threat from set pieces and balls into the box, while extremely strong and hard to shove off the ball, Kane has the attributes of a target man, but is also technically impressive and very athletic. While not possessing excessive pace, Kane can brilliant pull away from the opposing backline, and he’s more than a willing runner so Tottenham can stretch defences.

Hitting 20+ league goals for a second consecutive Premier League season is an achievement not done by many players, and Kane certainly looks to have a bright future ahead of him.

Sun 20 Mar, 2016
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