Tottenham striker Harry Kane was named PFA Young Player of the Year following a fantastic season with the Londoners that saw him scored 30 goals in all competitions for the first time since the early 90s, reports BBC Sport.
Kane, 21, only became a regular in the first-team in November, but has since been in prolific scoring form for the Londoners. Manager Mauricio Pochettino started to name him as the lone striker in the side, and the academy starlet has more than vindicated the decision.
This season, he’s scored 20 league goals in 30 games for Spurs. He could still pip the likes of Sergio Aguero (Man City) and Diego Costa (Chelsea) to the Premier League Golden Boot too, so Kane still has plenty to play. He’s on course to lead his side to a Europa League spot, and has successful broken into the England national team.
After receiving the award, Kane revealed his delight to be voted in by his peers. He sees it as good recognition for all his hard work, and also faith shown by his manager to play him when the likes of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor are on the bench.
He said: “It is amazing. It is a very proud moment for myself and my family – hopefully the first of many to come. I have got to keep working hard, but to be recognised by your fellow players is something special and it is a night I won’t forget. I got the opportunity with the gaffer and I have really enjoyed my season so far – I have taken my chance.”
Think you know your football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG’s tipster competition – £11,000 to be won monthly!
Get upto £200 in free matched bets with bet365 - Click here to find out more