Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has shared his admiration for Harry Kane and how he’s made him more serious on the training ground on England duty.
Kane is Wilson’s captain at international level and although that generally means he keeps the Cherries hitman out of the side, he enjoys learning from the experience.
As per the Telegraph, Wilson said: “He’s the captain, he’s doing something right. In training you watch how clinical he is, in the finishing sessions. There is no laughing and joking, just pure concentration. You have to be focused. Harry is in that frame of mind and I have taken that into my own training back at Bournemouth.
“No professional footballer will say they want to be on the bench. I keep working hard at club level to try to eventually get a starting place, whether that is an opportunity in a friendly where the manager plays a two, playing with Harry. Things change in football so quick that you have to be ready to take your opportunity when it comes.”
TBR’s View – Tottenham reportedly wanted Wilson, but would he join to be benched behind Kane again?
In May, the Sun reported that Tottenham were eyeing a £40 million swoop for Wilson, but it never materialised and they find themselves once again without a dedicated backup striker for Kane.
Would Wilson sign for Tottenham to sit behind Kane in the pecking order just as he does at international level? It’s doubtful, and that lack of gametime would probably see him lose his spot in the England side.
Could they play up front together? Mauricio Pochettino is moving towards a diamond formation and Wilson’s pace would be a natural foil for Kane.
That said, Son Heung-min is an even better option. In any case, Tottenham should be moving away from that diamond as it clearly hasn’t worked for them so far this season.