Tottenham centre-forward Harry Kane believes he’s now reaching his peak and explained he’s always had the “football brain” to be effective when dropping into deeper pockets of space.
Aged 27, the England captain has been on fire for Spurs in the opening quarter of the season and is a big reason why his team currently sit top of the Premier League table after nine games.
The striker has a staggering record of 13 goals and 11 assists in his 15 appearances across all competitions.
Kane has been smashing individuals records of late, including reaching the landmark of 200 goals in a Spurs shirt.
Despite continuing to score goals at a rapid rate, a lot of the conversation surrounding the forward has been around his build up play and he once again turned provider at the weekend in the 2-0 win over Manchester City.
He feels like the creative side of his game has always been there and it’s now on show more by the way he’s allowed to drop into a number 10 role at times.
“I’ve always wanted to defend, always wanted to drop deep and get on the ball. At times, as a number nine, you can get a little lost in games, you can get isolated up front, so I guess it’s my game evolving a little as well, learning how to get involved when you are up against teams that drop deep, things like that,” Kane said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“The biggest thing for me is that I’ve always had a football brain, I understand the game really well and that’s what people are starting to see. I’m just at that age of my career where I’m reaching my peak and I feel good.”
It’s clear that Kane’s game has gone to another level in recent months, which is why Spurs are currently in the conversation as possible title contenders this season.
He looks in the form of his life right now and he’s at an age where usually players perform at their best, which is why manager Jose Mourinho is rightfully building his team around him.
Kane is yet to win a piece of silverware in his career and it would be a travesty if a player of his quality finishes without a trophy to his name.