Harry Kane is one of the players in the 2020-2021 Premier League season that could be said to have a perfect mixed season where he did so well for himself but his team could not do up to expectation.
The 27-year-old English center-forward tried as much as he could to ensure that his club, Tottenham Hotspur, finish in the top four of the league table since they couldn’t win the league title, but his effort wasn’t enough, they only got a Europa League slot.
Meanwhile, his effort has helped him to finish the 2020-2021 season as the Premier League top scorer and the provider of the highest number of assists in the league this season.
Harry Kane topped second-placed Liverpool and Egyptian forward, Mohamed Salah to win the Premier League golden boot this season. The two players went into the last game of the season on 22 goals apiece, but the England international scored a goal in Tottenham Hotspur’s 4-2 win over Leicester City to surpass Salah with a goal difference.
Hence, the 23 goals Harry Kane scored in 35 Premier League games this season were enough to earn him his third golden boot in the English apex league.
As he conquered the goalscorers chart, so does he conquered the assists providers chart. Though he is a striker, he became a playmaker for Tottenham Hotspur as he provided a whopping 14 assists in the league throughout the 2020-2021 season.
The player that came very close to overcoming him in terms of providing assists this season was Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United who provided 12 assists throughout the season.
The Portuguese attacking midfielder who finished the season as the second-best playmaker in the Premier League also finished the season as the league’s third-highest goalscorer with 18 goals.
Unlike Fernandes whose effort helped Manchester United to finish in the top four, Harry Kane’s effort only helped Tottenham Hotspur to finish on the 7th spot on the league table, with 62 points in 38 games, 5 points behind 4th placed Chelsea. Hence, Kane will play in the Europa League next season if he remains at Tottenham.
Due to how good Kane has been for Tottenham Hotspur season in and season without any team title to show for it, critics of the club are pressuring him to leave the club for another club where he could win major titles.
Despite winning the league’s top scorer award three times at the club, he has never been able to win any major title and that might push him out of the club this summer if a club can pay over 100 million pounds for his services.
The England national team and Tottenham Hotspur captain still has until June 2024 before his contract with Tottenham expires but he might not wait that long before he exits the club.