Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has suggested that Jose Mourinho’s management of Harry Kane is helping to draw out the best in the English striker. He added that Mourinho’s current handling of the 27-year-old is like how he handled Frank Lampard whilst managing Chelsea.
Kane has been in great form this season, having so far scored 13 goals from 15 appearances. Mourinho is aiming to transform the current Spurs team into one which can win major trophies.
The Lilywhites have not claimed a major trophy since they won the League Cup in 2008. There is no doubt that their recruitment of Mourinho to manage the club over a year ago indicated a desire to end their trophy drought.
Good form from Kane will be vital in determining whether Spurs win major trophies this season.
After taking charge of Chelsea for the first time in 2004, Mourinho brought out the best in Lampard. This helped the current Blues manager to embark on a run of form which led to him being considered among the best English players of the past generation.
“It looks to me like he’s (Mourinho’s) doing the exact same as he did at Chelsea that he is now at Tottenham,” former Blues midfielder Cole told Coral Bookmakers (H/T: The Mirror).
“The way he is dealing with Kane reminds me of how he was with Frank Lampard, telling him he’s here to win trophies and getting the players to really buy into that.
“When he first came to Chelsea, he took Frank to one side and said you’re one of the best players in the world and we’re going to make you into the best.
“That gave Frank the belief and confidence to take his game to another level and you can see that same characteristics in the relationship Jose has with Harry Kane now.”