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At what stage can we begin to label this Tottenham star as ‘World Class’?

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Harry Kane was again the hero for Tottenham yesterday evening as Mauricio Pochettino’s side recorded a valuable Europa League victory in a somewhat challenging tie against Azerbaijani outfit FK Qarabak.

After a slow start to the 2015/16 campaign, the Spurs frontman has found a rich vein of form in recent weeks, leading many to question how good he really is.

The stats are there for everyone to see: Kane has now scored nine goals in his last six appearances, taking his season tally to ten goals in all competitions. Add this to his 31 goals in the previous campaign, and the talented Englishman has recorded 41 successful strikes in just over a year.

Labelled a ‘one-season wonder’ following his heroics for the Lilywhites last term, Kane’s form in recent weeks has gone along way to suggest he is among the very best in the Premier League, and while he will still attract his critics, the 21-year-old is on track to cement this status on both the domestic and international stage.

He has already proven his effectiveness for The Three Lions – scoring three goals in five appearances – and it surely won’t be long until he replaces Wayne Rooney as Roy Hodgson’s favoured number ‘9’. Had the Manchester United star not taken on the responsibility of captain 18 months ago, one would suggest this change would already have come into effect.

Is Harry Kane a ‘world class’ player? No, not just yet. While he is performing at a fantastic level in the Premier League, proving crucial to a young Spurs side who look set for great things in the future, many will suggest he is yet to test himself at the highest level of club football.

Nonetheless, if Pochettino’s Lilywhites can achieve a top four finish this term, then perhaps we will begin to compare the 22-year-old to some of the very best names in the game – just as a certain Tottenham star and Briton did just a few years before him, *cough cough* Gareth Bale.

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