The former Spurs man admitted that the forward’s desire to be the best was mocked by those around him, but Kane worked hard to prove them all wrong.
Tottenham Hotspur’s striker Harry Kane had a very strong desire to be the best, but his team-mates used to tease him and labelled him as “academy boy”.
The prolific forward came through the club’s academy and appeared as a promising young talent. Kane kept building up on his form though and proved everyone that he is a world class striker and not just a ‘one-season wonder’, as many critics expected.
“Kane, I define in one word: ‘Worker’,” Brazilian midfielder Sandro, who spent four years at White Hart Lane, told ESPN Brasil.
“All he does is a matter of training and confidence. Since when he was young me and [former Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho] Gomes spoke of him: ‘Damn, the kid is impossible, is training very well’.
“He used to call me to mark him in training because he knew I gave everything in all the works. ‘Come, Sandro, mark me I will come up against you!’
“Sometimes the other players would look at each other and make banter: ‘Look Harry Kane… poor guy, he thinks he’s going to play’. It was as if they wanted to say: ‘I’m going to play’ and he stays there just training.”