Jamie Carragher has suggested that Tottenham frontman Harry Kane could change more into a creator in a new-look attack.
The England captain is a goal machine with 190 goals in 290 appearances for Spurs and has been one of the world’s most consistent centre-forwards in recent years.
But fans got to see a different side to him over the weekend in the 5-2 Premier League win over Southampton.
The 27-year-old got his customary goal during the contest, but he produced a creative masterclass to assist all four of Heung-Min Son’s goal.
He had a brilliant partnership with his teammate on the day and the pick of the assists was a ball from wide right that he managed to curl around the Southampton defence to feed Son for his final goal.
Carragher is excited about the prospect of seeing Kane link play alongside Son and new signing Gareth Bale.
“I think Harry Kane the longer he goes for he’s going to need pace around him even more. In Son on one side and we talk about Bale coming on the other, he could actually almost be a creator,” Carragher told Sky Sports’ Main Event channel (5:30pm, 21 September).
“Harry Kane what a pass [for Son’s fourth goal]. You talk about players in the past that played that [number 10] position like a Bergkamp, a Zola, we talk about having eyes in the back of your head. It’s absolutely fantastic. This could be something going forward for them.
“I just think going forward that could be a real prospect seeing him with Gareth Bale coming in and that pace that Harry Kane is going to need around him.”
Kane has the ability to drop into a number 10 position like he did over the weekend and he won’t be tied down to one area, but he’s still in his peak years and there is no doubt at present he will be desperate to be on the end of chances.
Roberto Firmino is an integral part of a Liverpool team that has been so successful in recent years and he links the attacks in a false-nine position so effectively.
It’s going to be intriguing to see how a new-look attack takes shape with Son, Bale and Kane, but it seems unlikely the latter will be sacrificed as a goal threat.