Kieran Trippier has revealed his productive relationship with Harry Kane is down to training and communication.
The Tottenham right-back has created a number of goalscoring opportunities for Kane so far this season, and he’ll be hoping to do so again in the North London derby on Saturday.
“We talk during and before games,” Trippier told Sky Sports. “Harry always says to me he wants the ball in early, so when I’m in those areas in the final third I don’t think twice.
“I know where he’s going to be because we practise in training and it’s my job to put it into dangerous areas. Obviously Harry knows me, knows that when I get the ball wide I look to get it into the box and most of the time he’s been there to score.
“Hopefully I can get in those areas as much as I can to try to chip in with a lot of assists so we can get him the golden boot again this season.
“He’s the best professional I’ve ever met,” Trippier said of Kane. “Even when I first came here you could see he’s a leader. He’s so dedicated. At training he’s the first one in, last one out. Nobody works so hard and nobody deserves it more than him.
“The whole team recognise how good he is and you feel confident going into games knowing he might score one, two or three.
“But there’s not one person at Spurs who thinks ‘I’ll have a day off here’. Everyone works hard at this club, every player, playing or not. Harry sets the tone and other senior pros set the tone with him. Everyone works hard for each other.”
I expect Trippier will start against Arsenal on Saturday – hopefully he can keep up his fine form.