It’s not often that a striker can score 41 goals in a season. It’s even less often that they are then ignored in the player of the season awards at their own club. Unfortunately for Harry Kane, that is the case at Tottenham.
Jan Vertonghen was the man voted as the club’s official player of the season, whilst Christian Eriksen won the award exclusively based on votes from One Hotspur members, the club’s website confirmed, whilst Victor Wanyama’s rocket at Anfield was chosen as goal of the season.
Whilst no-one will argue against the recognition of the likes of Vertonghen and Eriksen, who have both been sensational in Tottenham’s season at Wembley, it still comes as a surprise that Kane was not included.
It is not the first time either, given that Harry Kane has only won the club’s official player of the season award once – in 2014/15. That campaign was his breakthrough year when he scored 21 Premier League goals, yet his following returns of 25, 29 and now 30 have not done enough to earn him the award for a second time.
Kane has been lacking form towards the end of the campaign since an injury, coinciding with the voting period for the award, which may not have done him many favours, but even then, he is undoubtedly the star of the show for Mauricio Pochettino.
It may be purely symbolic and of little meaning, but keeping in mind that Kane was upset by a tweet from the FA Cup account and mockery of his claiming of a goal against Stoke, it may have done little to make him feel loved in north London.