Paul Merson has admitted he got it "horribly wrong" in predicting that Harry Kane would not live up to his true potential under Jose Mourinho.
The Tottenham striker's late winner against West Brom on Sunday was his seventh in eight Premier League games so far this season, while he has also provided eight assists in his sensational start to the campaign.
Yet Merson stated his belief over the summer that Kane would not be able to flourish under Mourinho, who garnered a reputation for playing defensive football in the past.
Speaking on Sky Sports in June after Spurs had drawn 1-1 with Manchester United in the 2019-20 campaign, Merson said: "When Jose took the job I worried for Harry Kane.
"He played under Pochettino and Tottenham had a go wherever they went. There were goals, there were crosses, there were shots.
"He’s going to be playing up front on his own and it is going to be hard work. In the end he is trying to hit 60-yard passes just to get involved in the game and that’s not Harry Kane.
"I don’t see him getting 25-30 goals a season the way Jose will want to play, and he [Mourinho] won’t want to play like it was when he first got in there, 4-2s and 5-3s, no way."
However, following Kane's fine form and after being contacted by a Spurs fan, Merson admitted that he was being proved wrong by the England international and his superb displays.
Merson recorded a video, since posted on Twitter, where he declared: "You're right, I am wrong there mate.
"Harry Kane will score goals wherever he goes, he's a top centre-forward and I have to admit I got that one horribly wrong."
Kane is currently joint fifth in the Premier League top scorers list for this season, and sits a goal behind his teammate Son Heung-Min, Leicester's Jamie Vardy, Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton and Liverpool's Mo Salah.
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