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Football Manager chief admits he apologised to Harry Kane

The Tottenham striker enjoyed a remarkable rise in 2015.

Harry Kane has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season.
Harry Kane has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season.
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FOOTBALL MANAGER CHIEF Miles Jacobson admits he apologised to Harry Kane after the creators of the popular computer game initially underestimated the Tottenham star’s abilities.

In an interview with The Mirror, Jacobson recalled how even the game’s makers and their extensive scouting network were taken aback by the England international’s meteoric rise.

“We did always have him as all right but I have personally said sorry to him because there was a long period where he was on loan at other clubs and we didn’t think he was going to reach the heights that he has done.

“I met him at the London Football Awards and he is known for playing a lot of computer games and I said ‘we get 0.5 percent wrong, you were one that we got wrong’, and he said to me one of the reasons he was trying so hard was to make sure his stats were better in the game.

“He’s been a revelation for a lot of people and was just a late bloomer and was probably suited better to playing Premier League football than Championship football which is rare and usually the other way.”

22-year-old Kane scored 27 goals in 2015 — more than any other Premier League player — having only really established himself in the Tottenham first team in November 2014.

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