Tottenham striker Harry Kane is currently regarded as one of the best strikers in the Premier League and former Spurs players had other passions outside of football.
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Not every footballer loves what they do and a former Spurs defender is among a number of players who never liked the beautiful game.
Meanwhile, like that First League With the season drawing to a close, the race for the league’s golden boot is heating up and Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be looking to snatch the coveted award.
While he currently tops the list of two others behind Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, the England captain still has time to end the season on a strong note.
Also, the cost of injured players can sometimes be as simple as how much a team pays a player while he’s recovering from an injury, and Spurs have been lucky when it comes to wages spent on players who can’t play .
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The footballer’s true passion
Former Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto famously said that while he doesn’t hate football it’s not his passion, sparking a conversation about how many players actually enjoy playing football.
For some, playing football is just a job they are very good at and have turned into a full-time career.
Former Spurs defender Assou-Ekotto isn’t the only footballer who sees football as just a ‘job’, nor the only player who’s been at White Hart Lane who shared a similar sentiment to the 38-year-old Cameroonian.
More recently, Gareth Bale has almost confirmed that while he loves football, his true passion is playing golf.
Kane’s league placement
Harry Kane has never had such a successful season in front of goal as he has in recent years. But that hasn’t stopped him from hitting double digits again.
As the Premier League season draws to a close, Kane is currently eight goals behind top scorer Mohamed Salah and Spurs team-mate Son Heung-min has scored more goals than the England captain this season. But what Kane lacked in goals he makes up for in assists and an overall build-up.
Whether or not Kane catches up and passes Salah for the golden boot doesn’t detract from the fact that the Spurs Academy graduate is a top-10 Premier League forward according to the latest Mirror rankings.
Causes injury costs
Every team in world football has to deal with player injuries and the devastating impact it can have on a team’s chances of success.
But one of the forgotten issues that comes with injuries is paying players who can’t play. For Tottenham, the wage bill for injured players over the last 12 months has not been as bad as others, allowing them not to worry about hacking and changing things in the first team as players have managed to pick up injuries avoid.
In total, the team has suffered 38 injured players since the start of the 2021/22 season up to and including the weekend of January 18th.
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