Tottenham and England star striker, Harry Kane, spoke to FourFourTwo to offer you some advice on how to get the edge on your opponent and it can be as important being mentally strong.
Put a shift in
"When you're playing alongside another striker you work off each other, but when you're on your own upfront you have to stay on the move in order to give your team-mates options. You have to make different runs across the pitch to help the team out. You've also got to be able to hold the ball up. To do this, I get a feel for where my marker is, make sure I take a good first touch of the ball, hold my ground and push the defender off to stop them nicking in front of me."
Be a fox in the box
"Les Ferdinand once told me the majority of opportunities fall for you inside the penalty box, between the posts. If you wander too far out of that area, you're less likely to score. So, whenever you're inside the 18-yard box or making a run, always aim to end up inside the width of the goal and a chance should present itself. When you do get a clear sight of goal, aim low and hard across the goalkeeper - these are typically the most difficult shots to save."
"When you're playing well you can't wait for the next game to come around - you just want to be out there on the pitch, scoring goals. It's how you cope with a goal drought that really marks you out as a good striker. Try to work out what helps you get back to your goalscoring ways. I like to watch my previous matches back to see my goals and the things I've done well. I listen to advice from other experienced professionals and try to stay level-headed."