Garth Crooks has hailed the “sparkling form” of Tottenham Hotspur hero Harry Kane in his latest ‘team of the week’, writing in his BBC Sport column.

Spurs have been unable to string a positive set of results together in recent weeks, winning only two of their past seven league matches.

Kane keeps scoring

Kane has remained at the top of his game, however. He netted his 12th league goal of the campaign on Sunday during the 3-1 victory over Sheffield United.

And Crooks heaped praise on the England skipper’s display.

He wrote: “Kane was in sparkling form and produced the most exquisite finish to put Spurs 2-1 up against the Blades.”

Kane has been directly involved in 23 league goals this season. His all-round game has reached a new level as he evolves into Spurs’ chief creator.


Tottenham currently sit fifth in the table, seven points behind leaders Manchester United but with a game in hand.

Crooks tips Spurs for top four

Crooks, a former Spurs striker himself, admits he has his doubts about Jose Mourinho’s side being able to win the title. With Kane leading the line, however, he has backed Spurs to be up there.

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“Spurs may not be good enough to win the title but they look capable of finishing in the top four,” he said.

Attention turns to the FA Cup

Many expect Tottenham’s best chance of silverware to come in the cup competitions. They have already booked their place in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City in April.

On Monday, they travel to Championship side Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup fourth round looking to move into the last 16.

Kane may get a well-earned rest in that game as Mourinho looks to manage his workload. He sat out Spurs’ tie with non-league Marine in the last round.

If Tottenham are to have any chance of lifting long-awaited silverware this season they will need a fit and firing Kane up front.

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