Harry Kane set himself incredibly high standards with his breathtaking goalscoring record in the first seasons following his breakthrough at Tottenham. Under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino, Kane developed into one of the best centre-forwards in the world, winning consecutive Premier League golden boots in 2015/16 and 2016/17 and then earning the England captaincy. After a number of injuries appeared to threaten his consistency in front of goal, Kane has responded, playing a more withdrawn role under José Mourinho to great effect, creating chances as often as he is taking them.
Mourinho has understandably been impressed with his team’s talisman since arriving in north London, and believes his new style of play suits him. “Harry was amazing with every coach here, he was amazing for Mauricio,” he said. “But I think he feels very comfortable and it’s a very good way for him to play, because he’s good in the box, but he’s also magnificent outside the box.”