Harry Kane: Tottenham Hotspur Star Takes Swipe at Critics After Record Setting Goal vs Manchester City

Harry Kane: Tottenham Hotspur Star Takes Swipe at Critics After Record Setting Goal vs Manchester City

Martin Moses
February 6, 2023 at 6:59 AM
  • Harry Kane was labelled a 'one-season wonder' after an impressive debut season with Tottenham Hotspur
  • The English striker has since established himself as one of the best strikers the division has ever seen
  • The Three Lions captain is now within distance of becoming the Premier League's top scorer of all-time

Any football discussion about Harry Kane will always centre on him not having a major trophy to his name, despite approaching 30 years of age.

What many agree on though is that he is in the same class as the best strikers of his generation - the Robert Lewandowskis, the Karim Benzemas or the Luis Suarezs.

And on February 5, he became Tottenham Hotspur's all-time top scorer.

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Wayne Rooney, Allan Shearer
A message at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 5 after Harry Kane became the club's all-time top scorer. Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse.
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His record-setting goal came against decent opposition in the form of the Premier League champions and his former suitors, Manchester City.

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Kane's solitary strike in the first half was enough to see Spurs over the line. It was a goal that was widely celebrated by the Arsenal fanbase, despite their longstanding rivalry.

Kane's career trajectory

But for Kane, the journey to the top wasn't easy or straightforward. His Spurs debut came under Tim Sherwood, but he effectively rose to prominence under Mauricio Pochettino.

After loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Leicester City and Norwich City, Kane was named the PFA Young Player of the Year in his first full season with Spurs. He also finished second in the top scorer rankings behind Sergio Aguero.

It was then that his career was dominated by talk of him being a one-season wonder. The striker used the criticism to fuel his ambitions and the following season, he won his first Golden Boot, as BeSoccer reported.

Kane and EPL Golden Boots

Kane has since won an additional two Golden Boots and has joined an exclusive club of players to have scored 200 goals in the Premier League. Only Wayne Rooney (208) and Allan Shearer (260) have more.

After surpassing Jimmy Greaves to be Tottenham's record goalscorer, he took to his social media accounts and reminded his critics that he wasn't a 'flash in the pan'.

Hopefully, the trophies will come before he calls it quits but either way, his legacy as a prolific goalscorer is safe in the annals of Premier League history.

Kane struggles with free kicks

Sports Brief also reported on that for all his goal scoring prowess, Kane has one major weakness in his game - the ability to take free kicks.

Top marksmen in football like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi all have one thing in common: being equally dangerous from set pieces.

Not Kane though, with the 29-year-old having a torrid record when it comes to free kicks and having scored just once in 56 attempts.

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