Harry Kane isn’t just one of the best strikers in the Premier League, he is one of the best in the world and if he was not firing for Tottenham, Spurs would probably be stuck in mid-table. Tottenham were hosts to a sprightly Everton side and it could have been a tough task but Kane ensured the home side picked up their ninth consecutive league win at White Hart Lane.
The Englishman has been on fire in 2017 and scored his 18th and 19th goal of the Premier League campaign in trademark style.
While the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen to provide him with chances a plenty, Kane can conjure up openings for himself. It was suggested that the Englishman can score from anywhere on the pitch and he duly did so as he opened his account for the afternoon with a blistering goal from 20 yards out that Joel Robles couldn’t keep out.
He scored his second with a great run and finish as he soared to the top of the goal scorers charts in the league. The one downside for Kane was that he could have scored a lot more as he had six shots on goal in all but only four of them were on target.
Kane was the player with the most number of attempts in the game and it wasn’t a surprise that he was the most lethal player out there, despite going up against another hotshot in Romelu Lukaku.
One thing did pop out for Kane was that he was up against two physical defenders in Ashley Williams and Funes Mori and the Englishman didn’t really win a lot of headers, which proved once again that he is great with the ball at his feet and can take on any defender with his control and pace.
However, Kane’s pace was a problem for Williams and the Englishman might have thought that he had won a penalty after the Everton defender had tangled with Kane but the decision was not in the favour of the Tottenham man.
The Englishman certainly was the best player out there and if he continues playing in the same form, Tottenham could even win the FA Cup. But the fear that many would have is burnout and with Vincent Janssen still not firing at all, Pochettino needs to wrap up Kane in wool and keep him safe till the end of the season.
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter for Kane’s brilliant display;
Harry Kane is the best finisher in the league. Hands down.
— Dan Scott (@mrdanielscott) March 5, 2017
Harry Kane quickly becoming top 5 strikers in the world wow what a goal
— GRM Daily (@GRMDAILY) March 5, 2017
Goal number 18 for Kane this season. Such a machine.
— Adam (@DeGeaoIogy) March 5, 2017
— Adam Rosthorn (@AdamRosthorn) March 5, 2017
⚽️ 2014-15: 31 Goals
⚽️ 2015-16: 28 Goals
⚽️ 2016-17: 24 Goals so far…
“One season wonder” pic.twitter.com/0xsDU9VHuw
— SPORF (@Sporf) March 5, 2017
— Martin (@MPH1982) March 5, 2017
One season wonder ❌
Penalty merchant ❌
Only scores tap-ins ❌
— The Spurs Bible (@The_Spurs_Bible) March 5, 2017
Harry Kane has more goals outside the box than any other player in the league this season? Tap in propaganda takes another L
— Kaj (@THFC_Kaj) March 5, 2017
Harry Kane's last three Premier League seasons:
2014/15 = 21 goals
2015/16 = 25 goals
2016/17 = 19 goals
Still only 23. pic.twitter.com/c833SDvruy
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 5, 2017
Harry Kane has scored more goals in his last 12 games than Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi. #COYS
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) March 5, 2017
“The tackle was nice, eh?” – Mauricio Pochettino hails Eric Dier’s incredible tackle on Sergio Ramos
The Lilywhites have been brilliant under the manager since he took over from Southampton. We are now regulars for a top-four spot and lie a couple of points behind the Premier League leaders after eight games.
Pochettino was quoted by the Guardian as saying:
“The tackle was nice, eh?
“He touched the ball. In England, that’s never a foul. In Europe, it’s different. But to be brave like this – look, Dier is a holding midfielder and he was pressing Sergio Ramos in the penalty area.
“That is the mentality that, from day one at Spurs, we have tried to translate to the players. I feel proud about that. It’s a fantastic attitude, one that we always need to keep pushing.”
Dier did get booked for that challenge in Seville but it set the tone for the rest of the game. The manager also spoke about the significance of moments such as the one from Dier.
“The signal that you send to your opponents is important.
“To say: ‘We are not scared of you. We come here and we want to beat you.’
“We can play good or bad but always it’s about the attitude. With different attitudes, sure, the game would be completely different and have different results. With only talent you cannot beat any team. But talent with attitude is everything.”
Tottenham have made a decent start in the league and hopefully, we will be able to carry the same form for the rest of the season.
We have lost both our games in the Champions League so far, and face a couple of crucial ties against PSV Eindhoven next.
“I had friends that chose a criminal life” – Tottenham star opens up about how football saved him
The former Paris Saint-Germain star has found his feet in England, after a tough six months last season, and claimed a number of his friends went down the “bad way.”
Moura was speaking to the Evening Standard and was quoted saying:
“It was very difficult when I was young because there are problems with violence, gangs, guns, drugs – a criminal life.
“I had friends that choose a criminal life. Some of them are in prison and some of them are dead. They chose the bad way.
“I played a lot of football in the street. My dream was to become a footballer – that’s why I didn’t go to the bad way. I always believed I could realise my dream and give another life to my family.”
Moura added that his parents sent him down the right path and that he always wanted to be a footballer and nothing else.
The Brazilian’s form this season saw him earn a recall to the national side. Moura has three goals from eight Premier League games and has been one of the more consistent players for Tottenham.
The 26-year-old was used sparingly by Mauricio Pochettino after joining us in January but believes he can get better.
“The first five months was to adapt to the new life, the new championship, the new coach, a new country, a new club.
“Now I’ve done a pre-season with the team and I understand what the coach expects from me. Here the game is so dynamic, the intensity is so high. I hope I’m a little far from my best. I’m playing well but can do better.”
The Brazilian hasn’t hit the levels that he did during his first few years with PSG but working with Pochettino should help him reach his potential.
The season is only a few games in and hopefully, we will see the best of Moura in the coming months.
Arsenal leading race to sign £50m-rated Tottenham target
The Turkish youngster joined the Italian side in 2017 and has been one of the most impressive players for the team.
The report claims that the Gunners are leading Tottenham and Bayern Munich for the 21-year-old’s signature. Under has a couple of goals and three assists from eight games this season and played for the Turkish national side during the international break.
Although Tottenham didn’t bring in new faces in the summer, we can’t rule out transfers in the winter window.
Almost every team will be looking to add quality in the winter window and we should be no different. It will be interesting to see if we continue keeping tabs on the Turkish international as the season progresses.
Tottenham could do with someone of Under’s quality in the team, as he seems ready for Premier League football.
The 21-year-old could get even better under the watchful eye of Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine is one of the best managers in the world, and his record of getting the best out of youngsters could help us land some quality players in January.
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