The Decline of Harry Kane

If we gave you a questionnaire, you would probably be able to get most of the football players correct. Over the past decade, who would be within the top 10 for most attempted shots in a single season within the Premier League? The list will also give you a good indication of the most influential players in the Premier League over the last ten years. The list of players includes Luis Suarez, who managed to make a list twice, along with Wayne Rooney and even Christiano Ronaldo. The two influential players from Chelsea include Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard along with Robin van Persie and Gareth Bale. Each of them is legendary players of the game and will remain legends for a long time. Would you believe us if we told you that Harry Kane is also on the list? Well, he used to be.

Harry Kane’s Performance

During the 2017/18 season, Harry Kane managed to take 184 shots on goal. Since 2008, the only player that has led to attempt more shots on goal is Luis Suarez with a total of 187 during the 2012/13 season. Much like Suarez, Harry Kane is the only other football player with two seasons that fit perfectly into our top 10 list, with 158 shots on goal during the 2015/16 season in 10 places.
During the 2016/17 season, Harry Kane was one of only six players to break the incredible 1.00 non-penalty goals record per 90 minutes. With a phenomenal 28 non-penalty goals, Harry Kane has only been surpassed by Salah and Suarez in the last ten years. His total of 52 across two seasons from 2016 is currently the best back-to-back run in the previous decade. Towards the end of the 2017/18 season, Kane was only 25 years old with plenty of years left to excel.

Harry Kane’s Trouble

Kane was considered a true superstar with the power to become even more significant. Much like Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, and Frank Lampard, he quickly became a player where clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid would soon try and steal him away from the Premier League. However, it’s been a long since Harry Kane was that kind of player after the 2018 season ended.

During the previous season, Harry Kane scored a total of 13 non-penalty goals, a number that has been matched by Grant Holt, Peter Odemwingie, Andy Carroll, Gabriel Agbonlahor, and Yakubu. Due to the lacklustre performance by Tottenham Hotspur during the second half of the previous season and their struggles at the beginning of the 2019/20 season, there’s plenty of questions surrounding the head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, and his future with the team as well as the current superstars in the organization, including Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, and Christian Eriksen and their contracts that only have a year left.