As a football-crazy kid you sit down in front of your TV and watch the weekend’s games, dreaming about celebrating a goal like Harry Kane.
Before establishing himself at Tottenham, Kane spent time on loan in League One playing for Leyton Orient. Many players at Premiership clubs would snub a chance to play in the lower leagues.
“I’m part of the Premier League elite. I’m already playing at the highest level – I’m too good for them.”
This is because their ego’s eclipse the opportunity to gain experience that could take them 10 steps forward.
In the Championship playing for Millwall and Leicester City, and in the Premier League for Norwich City, Kane found his feet and became confident in front of goal – growing into a name which was at home with the score sheet. Now he’s playing against world renowned defenders that fear him the day before the big game.
“I’m going to stick to Harry like glue tomorrow, he’s not even going to get a chance in front of goal!”
The next thing they know Kane is running up to the Spurs faithful after slotting his third past the helpless keeper.
“Help… Please blow the whistle ref?”
He’s always a step ahead of defenders, waiting for the right moment when they slip up because they’re too focused on him and forget about their own game.
Playing in the Premier League and scoring for his country at Wembley is what Kane would have dreamed about as a kid. The man is living that dream and good luck to him. He’s still got a way to go before he can be added to the list of Shearers and Linekers, but I’ll be sitting on my sofa with some chips and popcorn watching the goals fly in.