Kane's display at Leicester and the need for perspective

For the pessimists among us, the 1-1 draw at Leicester on Saturday was just another game where Harry Kane failed to score, but his all-round performance demonstrated how far he has come as a player.

The 22-year-old's transformation over the last 18 months has been astounding, and his goalscoring record is only partly why.

There is a tangible desire among certain sets of fans for him to live up to the dreaded one-season-wonder billing, such a desire that, without a goal in 270 minutes of football, that dreaded phrase has already reared its head, no more so than in the dreaded, draconian depths of Spurs Facebook, and if you thought Spurs Twitter was partial to a meltdown, you've seen nothing yet.

Despite not getting his name on the scoresheet at the King Power on Saturday, Kane produced another impressive all-round performance. His clearest chance came midway through the second half, and it was all his own doing. 

A superb ball over the top from Ryan Mason was taken in his stride, before weaving between the outstretched legs of the Foxes' defenders and managing to get a shot away despite being surrounded by blue shirts.

Aside from Erik Lamela, who was on corner duties, Kane created more chances than any player on the field, and with considerably less time and space than his counterparts.

The England international was also behind only Mousa Dembele when it came to successful take-ons, with Kane and the lively Riyad Mahrez joint second on three.

An impressive display of strength followed by a deft turn just inside the Leicester half carved the opening for Tottenham's only goal of the game, another surging run and a well-timed pass outside to Chadli subsequently lead to substitute Dele Alli's first Premier League goal.

The expectation on the shoulders of Tottenham's no.10 was always going to be phenomenal given his achievements last season, but his improvement in other aspects of his game away from goalscoring cannot, and must not be overlooked. 

Since becoming a regular in the side, Kane's mobility and pace have vastly improved, two main areas of his game that lead many to write him off as a prospect when he was still only a teenager.

A burgeoning talent with the ability to excite and ignite the Tottenham fans like Kane doesn't come around too often, and it is important to remember how young and relatively inexperienced a player he is despite his age.

Should Spurs bring in another striker as expected, it is of paramount importance that the goalscoring burden is lifted, if only slightly, off of Kane's shoulders to allow him to flourish free of the spotlight and continue his astonishing progress.