“He was chubby, his body was not athletic and we were proven wrong,”
Who would have thought that the sentence came out of the former Arsenal Academy director, Liam Brady?
Harry Kane is one of the great players who studied with the London cannon team. However, for some reasons which were quite intriguing, Kane finally left Arsenal.
Former Arsenal academy director Liam Brady claimed to have made a wrong judgment about Harry Kane. Actually, Kane had once stayed in the Arsenal academy when he was eight years old. However, he was kicked out for being considered as “too chubby”. Since then, he chose to join Tottenham Hotspur.
Having been kicked out, Harry Kane considered that Arsenal has an important role in the development of his career. Kane also showed his gratitude because he was increasingly motivated by the rejection of Gunners management.
Besides being considered too fat, Kane was also considered to have no bright prospects by Arsenal management. But with his determination, he built a great career and he deserves everything he wants.
“In my opinion, Tottenham’s white-colored uniform is better. I remember when I had played for the first time against Arsenal. After the match, I seemed to have something much better.” Kane said.
After experiencing various trials in his career, Kane proved that he deserved to be called a great attacker. He is strong, fast, and special.
Despite not having wonderful statistics before the age of 20, the coaches in his academy realized that Kane had special talent compared to other players. Even former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, was furious when Arsenal let Kane off at the age of eight.
“I don’t know why he was released, I read it on the paper,”
“Even I did not know Kane was released. You know, I was angry at the time and asked the club why he left.”
The lack of respect for the Arsenal management caused huge losses for the Gunners. Even besides successful with Tottenham, Kane was also able to show his quality with The Three Lion national team.
Kane is an exception among current British talents. On the front line of the national team, when Rooney’s ability was declined because he was too old, the England national team still depended on a figure of Jermaine Defoe who was 34 years old. Meanwhile, 19-year-old Marcus Rashford has not yet been considered mature. But Kane made the England national team not too worried about the sharpness of their front lines, at least for the next eight or 10 years.
Meanwhile, Kane’s former coach in the U21 national team, Les Ferdinand, said that what made Kane different from other players was his confidence. Moreover, Kane also has the ability to read games.
“For me, the quality that made him appear as a promising young man was his extraordinary confidence,”
“He is a very great player. He always knows where he has to move. “
Kane’s management was fairly rapid. He has become a new idol since the age of 20 in 2014. Although he was once thought to be a one-season-only player, Kane still showed off his skills. What Kane is showing right now makes a lot of people seem to not believe. This is because young English players often fail to shine as they are too quickly complacent with the popularity as a Premier League player. But Kane wasn’t like most Premier League youths. He was far from nightclubs and alcohol, and he spent more time relaxing with his friends.
For Arsenal, the story of Harry Kane becomes a carelessness that cannot be forgiven. The ‘chubby’ player they refused became the deadliest spearhead.