Harry Kane says he can emulate Andros Townsend's breakthrough at Tottenham this season by insisting he is capable of becoming a starter for the club.
Kane has been sent out on loan four times from Spurs and this season Andre Villas-Boas has touted the possibility of sending the 20 year old forward out on loan once again.
But with the lack of goals coming from Tottenham in the league this season, keeping depth in the attacking line-up will be at the forefront of the manager's mind and Kane is confident he can make the most of his chance when it is presented.
"I think this is the year that I can break through," Kane said, according to the Express. "There are a lot of talented players here, a lot of players fighting for their place. When you get chances like these you have to take them - show the gaffer what you can do. Hopefully I did that.
"Andros has done excellent this season. He has played for the seniors and pushed on. Loan spells are an important part of your career, good experience at times like this.
"The boss has backed me as I have done well in training. He can see qualities in me but I have not had a lot of game time. It is great to have that backing from the manager.
"It is very important that home grown players get their chance. A lot of young players coming through the ranks don't get that, because club's bring other players in, so it fizzles out for them. If you are doing the right stuff in training it is important that you can knock on the door."
Kane will no doubt be behind the likes of Jermain Defoe and Roberto Soldado for a starting spot with Tottenham but he still harbours the belief that he will be able to compete for a place in the senior line-up.
"I feel that this time there is a chance," he explained. "I feel sharp and I'm playing well this season.
"The boss has not promised me anything. He is just playing it by ear who he wants to pick, who is doing the right things. I need to work hard and see what happens."