In his final three Premier League campaigns, Harry Kane recorded simply eight assists for Tottenham Hotspur however he’s already up to a league-high 9 assists this season, with the document of 20 effectively inside his sights.
From being the spearhead of Spurs’ assault, Kane’s function has taken on a brand new dimension this season and the two-times Golden Boot winner has now grow to be the fulcrum round which Jose Mourinho’s aspect pivots within the remaining third.
The England striker lately scored his 200th Spurs objective however he has traded his taking pictures boots to flip supplier this season and it was on show once more because the north London membership beat Manchester City 2-Zero on Saturday.
Kane dropped deep to draw out City’s defenders for Son Heung-min’s early opener and once more to slip via the ultimate cross for Giovani Lo Celso to rating the second that lifted Spurs to the highest of the standings.
Kane dropping into midfield to create area for staff mates has been a ploy used many instances this season and the striker’s evolution right into a ‘false nine’ has additionally allowed Son to flourish, with the South Korean main the league with 9 targets.
“Holding up the ball trying to buy time… winning fouls, being strong and trying to bring others into play,” Kane instructed Sky Sports whereas explaining his new function.
“On the counter, if I’m the one dropping deep then I know I’ve got runners in behind.”
No Mourinho staff is full with out gamers working onerous off the ball and Kane led from the entrance, urgent his opponents to regain possession and completed with three profitable tackles in opposition to City.
“It’s a season where you’ve got to do all it takes to win games,” Kane added. “Part of my job is to work hard for the team, win tackles, obviously score goals and get assists but I enjoy defending.
“The feeling now after the game once you’ve put in a great shift, there’s no better.”