Carragher explains how Kane's new role can help him break Shearer's goal record

Sam Preston October 27, 2020
Carragher explains how Kane's new role can help him break Shearer's goal record
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Jamie Carragher dedicated an analysis feature to Harry Kane’s start to the season on Monday Night Football last night.

The video can be found here, and the former Liverpool man went into detail on Kane’s passing ability, highlighting clips as far back as 2015.

Carragher also underlined Kane’s slightly adjusted role in the Spurs team, dropping deep to collect the ball and fire passes in behind for team-mates.

Towards the end of his praise of Kane, Carragher underlined how it might help him break Alan Shearer’s record of 260 Premier League goals.

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“We are still talking about one of the best passers in European football,” said Carragher.

“What this does for Harry Kane, if he keeps playing deeper, whether it’s an instruction from the manager of him using his intelligence, is one, prolongs his career.

“Two, it gives him more chance of beating Alan Shearer’s record for goals because he’s not just creating, he’s still scoring goals.

“It’s fascinating watching one of the best players in the league adapt his role.”

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Kane is still just 27, but it’s clear he’s adjusted his game to account for the injuries he’s had.

Most players lose something when they do that but he seems to be better than ever.

Scoring goals regularly while chipping in with assists puts him up there with any of Europe’s top players, with the possible exception of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

If he can keep it up, it should be a very good season for Tottenham and England, who are both looking to end long trophy droughts.

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Sam Preston a senior football writer for the Boot Room and United in Focus. He is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist with five years of professional experience writing digital content. He studied with the Press Association and also has a 2:1 Law with French Law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Burnley, Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.