By Danny Murphy For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 22:30 BST, 19 September 2020 | Updated: 01:16 BST, 20 September 2020
Harry Kane has shouldered the responsibility for so long, I think he’ll be ecstatic Gareth Bale is coming in to share the burden.
In terms of achievement, they aren’t equals. Bale has four Champions League titles.
But I don’t think it’ll bother Kane. Every player has an ego but he will also be selfishly thinking with Bale around, Spurs have a better chance of delivering a trophy and competing for a top-four place.
Harry Kane will be ecstatic that Tottenham have signed former star Gareth Bale on loan
The 31-year-old has joined from Real Madrid for the season and his arrival has been welcomed
Most players like to look around the dressing room and feel reassured they’ve got top people around them.
I had that with Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen at Liverpool, and Kane will benefit from seeing Bale alongside him. Instead of feeling that unless he scores, Spurs may not win, I expect Kane’s level to rise having a world-class player next to him.
People talk about Bale at Real, but I think his success with Wales is an equally good indicator. He’ll be able to knuckle down and play whichever way Jose Mourinho wants.
Kane has had to shoulder the attacking burden for Spurs since breaking into the team in 2014