Harry Kane’s fantastic form has surprised former Norwich City team-mate David Fox
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The fantastic rise of Harry Kane has surprised his former Norwich City team-mate David Fox as much as it has Canaries fans.
The new Premier League poster boy has been nothing short of a sensation for Tottenham Hotspur this season. His debut goal as a substitute for England last week took the 21-year-old's goal tally to 30 for the season in all competitions.
Few City supporters expected Kane to go on to be such a success though, after a disappointing loan from Spurs as a 19-year-old at the start of the 2012/13 Premier League campaign.
'I don't think anyone could have predicted that he would kick on like he has,' former Canaries midfielder Fox said.
'He was obviously still quite young when he was with us but from what we saw he worked very hard, he stayed behind after training and he was always putting in extra.
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'From what I remember he was quite a quiet lad. He had a few games but I think as a team we weren't doing that well so he wasn't getting the sort of chances he would have got playing for a team like Tottenham.'
Kane made two appearances as a substitute in the league for City before starting in a 1-0 win over Doncaster in the League Cup and damaging ankle ligaments. He made two further league appearances after three months out injured but his loan ended after starting in City's disastrous 1-0 home loss to non-league Luton Town in the FA Cup.
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Fox, now playing regularly for Colchester in League One, is pleased to see Kane has managed to bounce back from that disappointment.
'Everything he touches seems to hit the back of the net at the moment and hopefully that'll continue for the lad,' the 31-year-old said.
'When we saw him he really wanted to work and do extra work so you can't begrudge him his success and hopefully he'll keep scoring.
'I'm delighted for the lad, and there's a couple in the Tottenham team getting a chance and doing well, so it shows that putting faith in young lads can save clubs money because there are some gems to be found.'