There is an age old belief within football circles that you cannot win anything with a side dependant on youngsters, yet me being the firm believer in youth development that I am, I cannot help but hope that the young stars of the future on display at the 2016 UEFA European Championships take this opportunity that fate has afforded them to make the world of football sit up and truly appreciate the magnificence that these wunderkinds have been created to grace us with. A plethora of talented players will be keen to showcase their talent in the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship; we at GSV would like to hone our binoculars in on the u/23 players that will be looking to etch their mark on the global game, without further ado, we present to you the UEFA EURO 2016 Young Guns To Watch. Prendre plaisir!
Full Name: Harry Edward Kane
DoB: July 28th, 1993 (22)
PoB: Chingford, England
Position/s: Advanced Playmaker, Advanced Forward, Poacher, Target-Man
Height: 1, 88m
Club: Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Club Career Record: 206 Games, 91 Goals, 26 Assists
National Team Record: 13 Caps, 5 Goals, 2 Assists
The Grand Stand View
The rise & rise of Harry Kane has been incredible and awe-inspiring to watch; a footballer who allowed the system that broke many before him, assist in moulding him into the elite level superstar we are all witnessing today. The rise is not truly hard to fathom when one looks at the maturity & dedication Kane brings to his game, living proof that hard work beats talent, if talent won’t work hard enough. Now that he has earned a reputation for himself as an international level forward of high regard, Kane will be looking to use EURO 2016 as an opportunity to set a benchmark for himself at the international level.
A consummate finisher who uses his great movement to fashion enough room for himself to get shots off with relative ease, Harry Kane seems capable of scoring any type of goal or even creating a few chances for his teammates as well. Understandably selfish, as a striker, Kane does still knows how to use the space he creates with his movement to create good chances for his teammates and often bags himself his fair share of assists. Harry Kane is a perfect fit in modern football, a forward that is well versed in leading the attacking line on his own, by running off the shoulders of defenders, or holding the ball up and linking up the play to better involve his teammates.
For England to stand a chance of winning games in France, their attacking unit will need to be fully functional throughout the tournament; a young lad like Harry Kane will be eager to ensure that he steps up and leads from the front for his nation, as they seek to end their drought of major international silverware. One can expect the inform Three Lions forward to take the majority of the chances he gets, as he’s already proven that he doesn’t miss too many.