Harry Kane: The best striker in the world?

This year’s Premier League was kick started with much anticipation — a lot of big names from other league joined in swelling up the competition within the teams.

To name a few, Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon joined Arsenal from Lyon while Alvaro Morata , coming from the Spanish Giants Real Madrid entered a contract with Chelsea.

In another twist, Wayne Rooney was seen returning to his former club, Everton. Other heavyweights Romelu Lukaku and Javier Hernandez picked Red Devils and West Ham respectively.

With such interesting transfers, this season certainly looks like a goal fest that is waiting to happen.


Hungrier than ever

Winner of the last two Golden Boot awards, Harry Kane seemed to be hungrier than ever to make a mark on the European Stage with Spurs making a return to the Champions League.

For the first three Premier League games, Kane was patiently waiting to register his name on the score sheet. In the match against Malta, Kane showcased his skills and helped England cruise through the game by scoring two goals.

Back from his international stint, Kane his first ‘Man Of The Match’ (MOTM) title in the season when Spurs thwarted Everton 3-0.


No signs of stopping

From then on, Kane showed no signs of stopping.

In another brilliant show of talent, Kane scored two goals giving Tottenham a comfortable 3-1 victory over Dortmund. It was hardly surprising that he managed to bag the MOTM award for this game too.

His series of fine performances include the game against West Ham and the remarkable hattrick that he scored against APOEL. Moreover, he scored twice against Huddersfield town to land three consecutive MOTM awards.

After such a brilliant show, Kane’s mettle was to be tested in international games again. In the match against Slovenia, Kane scored a gasping goal at the 93rd minute to lead England to victory.

In another match against Lithuania, Kane’s sole contribution helped England lead the scoreboard with 1-0.


Comparisons with some of the world’s elite strikers

His outstanding performance has led to him being compared to Edinson Cavani, Robert Lewandowski, Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero — all great achievers. So, could he really be one of the best strikers in the world?

Well, it’s hard to ignore the fact he’s able to step up to the occasion and live up to performance expected from him. He’s managed 6 goals from 7 appearances in the Premier League being on par with Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Morata just 1 goal behind current leader Romelu Lukaku.

Whereas he’s been absolutely on fire in the Champions League Group Stage leading the pack with 5 goals in 2 games, his overall record is noteworthy too. He has scored 9 goals in 5 matches for both Club and Country.

These statistics really say that Kane’s splendid form and natural talent make him a deadly contender for the ‘best striker’ title.


Massive expectations weighing on his shoulders

It’s only the beginning of the season and with England booking their seat for World Cup 2018, there’s too much to expect from the Tottenham striker.

While Kane’s performances in brutal form is a treat to watch, it remains to be seen whether he can push the Spurs for a victory in the EPL and the Champions League.


Written by Sandeep Sharma

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