Joe Cole believes Jose Mourinho is getting the best out of Harry Kane in a similar way to how he propelled Frank Lampard to new heights.
Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to build a Tottenham side capable of winning trophies around talismanic forward Kane.
The England captain has started the season in prolific style, netting 13 goals and providing 11 assists in 15 appearances.
Kane’s goals have propelled Spurs to the top of the table and they appear to be serious Premier League title contenders in Mourinho’s first full season in charge.
Cole claims Kane will have received a huge boost from Mourinho’s confidence in him – just as Lampard did when the Portuguese was appointed Chelsea boss in 2004.
“The way he is dealing with Kane reminds me of how he was with Frank Lampard, telling him he’s here to win trophies and getting the players to really buy into that.
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“When he first came to Chelsea, he took Frank to one side and said you’re one of the best players in the world and we’re going to make you into the best.
“That gave Frank the belief and confidence to take his game to another level and you can see that same characteristics in the relationship Jose has with Harry Kane now.”
Cole was in the Stamford Bridge dressing room with Lampard when Mourinho arrived in June 2004.
Under their new manager, the Blues won four major honours in three seasons, including back-to-back Premier League titles in 2004/05 and 2005/06.
Lampard played a vital role in all three glittering seasons, making 110 appearances and scoring 60 goals from midfield across all competitions.
Mourinho returns to his old club as Spurs travel to third-place Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.
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