Gary Neville has told Sky Sports (broadcast on 21/11; 19:20) that Harry Kane is playing some of the best football of his career as he named the Tottenham Hotspur talisman as the man of the match in their win over Manchester City.
Kane was unable to add to his goalscoring tally on Saturday. However, he produced another stunning performance as Jose Mourinho’s men won 2-0.
The result leaves Spurs at the top of the Premier League. And the display saw Kane extend his lead at the top of the assist charts, as he provided his ninth of the campaign in the top flight.
The forward set up Giovani Lo Celso for Tottenham’s second goal. But his all-round performance against Pep Guardiola’s side was vital in helping Spurs secure a huge three points.
It prompted Neville to name Kane as his man of the match, while he also made a significant claim concerning the form that he is showing under Mourinho.
“Spurs have been outstanding in their defensive shape against a good City performance in the first-half. In the second-half, they’ve been good in all areas. But he’s been absolutely outstanding. He hasn’t scored, but his overall performance has been so good,” he told Sky Sports.
“There was a point early in Jose Mourinho’s reign where I wondered whether Harry Kane was happy just looking at him on the pitch, whether the football was of the quality that he expected,” he went on to add. “They played great football under Pochettino. But now, he’s definitely got him going. Harry Kane is playing some of his best stuff.”
Kane looks to be as dangerous as ever going forward. But that is not preventing him from making a major impact in deeper positions.
As shown by Whoscored.com, he won all three of the tackles he contested. Only three players on the pitch won more.
The 27-year-old has already produced his best season yet for assists. It will come as absolutely no surprise if he also goes on to enjoy one of his prolific campaigns to date as well.
And as things stand, it looks like Kane’s form is going to help leave Spurs right in the title mix.