As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Spurs defender Rose: At 17 you could see how good Kane would be

Danny Rose has revealed when Spurs' senior players knew Harry Kane was destined for big things.

The England captain got his break in 2014 under Tim Sherwood, three years after making his debut when Harry Redknapp was in charge.

Speaking on The Lockdown Tactics podcast, Rose said: "I would have first trained with him under Harry [Redknapp].

"He's exactly the same as he was then in terms of training and staying out after training, practising penalties, free-kicks, extra finishing with his left and right foot.

"He was doing that back then as a 17-year-old. If I hadn't seen Harry Kane and hadn't had the chance to watch him from a young age and seeing that he's put in the work to be who he is today.

"He eventually got his chance under Tim [Sherwood] but even before then he was getting ridiculous in training and everyone was thinking he has to play.

"At the time we had [Roberto] Soldado from Valencia, a £30million signing, a lot of money back then for Spurs. In the end though Harry had to play.

"He's the same now, penalties after training, free-kicks, shooting, anything and everything. He's still practising now."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free