Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been praised by Troy Deeney, who says the Spurs star is so meticulous and driven in training, it almost confuses people.
The 27-year-old’s talents as a centre-forward are well known, but this season he’s been operating deeper to get on the ball and create opportunities.
Jose Mourinho’s decision to utilise the Spurs talisman in this manner has worked wonders, registering 20 goals and 14 assists from 30 appearances this term.
Kane was absent against Brighton and Chelsea due to an ankle injury, and in both of those games, Tottenham struggled on the attacking front.
However, the 27-year-old’s return to the Spurs starting XI against West Brom on Sunday proved the catalyst for a return to winning ways.
Kane opened the scoring against the Baggies in the 54th minute before Son Heung-min doubled Tottenham’s lead just before the hour.
Watford captain Deeney praised his fellow striker, telling talkSPORT: “I have worked with people that have worked with him and said what he is like on the training pitch.
“Stays out every day and does shooting from all sorts of angles. I remember the goal he scored against Arsenal at White Hart Lane, from that mad angle.
“Everyone was saying ‘that’s no fluke’. He is out practising from weird and strange angles. And you are thinking ‘what are you doing?’. But he just wants to feel comfortable in every situation.
“I think under the current system, it actually helps him. There is more depth to his game. There is, of course, the assists.”
It’s frightening to see just how much Kane, great as he already is, continues to get better and better.
Not only is his goal tally as good as ever, but his assist tally is also shooting right up and his overall play is simply unbelievable.
However, it’s also worrying to see just how much Spurs struggle without Kane in the team.
This is something Mourinho desperately needs to address in the summer.