The HotspurHQ survey to review the 2013-14 season, saw Harry Kane selected as the most improved player at Tottenham last season.
The results of HotspurHQ’s recent survey, reviewing the 2013-14 season has provided us with your thoughts on the Tottenham Most Improved Player of the 2013-14 Season.
The ten questions in HotspurHQ’s Tottenham end of season survey 2013-14 enabled you to give your views on a number of issues concerning the players, the team and the managers.
Q. 2: Who was the Tottenham Most Improved Player?
After what was considered a disappointing season, this was a difficult category to assess as was shown in the responses with the survey producing a wide range of names. Twelve players were suggested by fans who considered them to be the Tottenham most improved player although some supporters did suggest that none were deserving of consideration. In the survey, it was Harry Kane who impressed with 32% of fans voting for him after he had been given his first Premier League start for Tottenham by Tim Sherwood in the final matches of the season.
Tottenham: Most Improved Player
Kane is only 20-years-of-age but he made his first senior appearances for Spurs in the Europa League in 2011 under Harry Redknapp. He scored his first goal against Shamrock Rovers and has spent time away from White Hart Lane to gain league experience. He was part of Andre Villas-Boas’ squad last season for the Europa League and Cup games, scoring a late equaliser against Hull City to take the Capital One Cup tie to penalties.
With Roberto Soldado struggling for goals, it was Sherwood who gave Kane his first League start against Sunderland and he responded with a goal, following it up with two goals in his next two games. Kane has always showed a willingness to work hard and deserves this recognition for his efforts this season.
Emmanuel Adebayor came second in the survey with 16% of the votes. After a poor season in 2012-13 and being left out by AVB, Adebayor made an immediate impression when brought in by Tim Sherwood. His goals were vitally important to Spurs in the second half of last season when he also showed a greater willingness to work and link up play.Nabil Bentaleb
Bentaleb is 19 years of age and is another young player who benefited from the appointment of Tim Sherwood. Given his first chance in the Premier League as a substitute in Sherwood’s first league game at Southampton, Bentaleb went on to make 18 appearances and has been included in the Algeria squad for the World Cup.
Other players who received a mention included: Christian Eriksen, Andros Townsend, Hugo Lloris, Kyle Naughton, Kyle Walker, Lewis Holtby and Danny Rose.
Previous 2013-14 Review Articles
Player of the Season: Read more
Goal of the Season: Read more