Tottenham's Harry Kane has done something in Euro 2020 training England coach has only ever seen once before
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has said on the Diary Room that Graeme Jones was blown away by his drilling in training.
Footage emerged of the ‘hat-trick’ challenge, which was a drill devised by the Newcastle United and England coach.
It tasks players with scoring a volley, then a right-footed shot and a left-footed shot from just outside the box.
The Tottenham striker showed off his full finishing prowess, by blasting each shot into the top corner.
And Jones revealed just how rare Kane’s achievement was, in a private conversation about the drill.
“That [footage] was real,” Kane said. “The hat-trick challenge. I’d heard a lot about it. Graeme, the coach here, had been telling me it was his drill and saying he’d been doing it for his whole coaching career and he said there’s only one other player who scored all three.
“I was looking forward to the opportunity and the first volley set me on the way, a nice side foot into the corner and then.
“I’d always back myself from the right and left position.
“It was nice to do it on the first go, the second player in the history of his coaching career to do it – it was a nice feeling.”
Now to do it on the pitch
Kane’s finishing skill is yet to really be evident on the pitch for England at Euro 2020, however.
The Tottenham striker has actually faced some degree of criticism for his performances at the tournament so far.
Kane remains goalless in the competition, although he did look more of a threat against the Czech Republic in England’s last group game.
The Tottenham striker’s place in England’s team has been discussed, but realistically is under very little threat, and he will start tomorrow in the Three Lions’ knockout tie against Germany.
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