Tottenham and England star Harry Kane is thriving under the responsibility given to him by manager Jose Mourinho.
Kane has been in scintillating form this season, both as a goalscorer and provider of goals to his teammates.
His new found creativity is something Mourinho has honed, and Kane is adamant he is a better player thanks to his Portuguese manager.
"It's one of those where when things are going well, people obviously like to praise you, and maybe that has been heightened this season because we've been a bit more clinical and there has been a bit more emphasis on me dropping deeper, but it's just part of my game," Kane told the Tottenham website.
"I've always wanted to defend, always wanted to drop deep and get on the ball. At times, as a number nine, you can get a little lost in games, you can get isolated up front, so I guess it's my game evolving a little as well, learning how to get involved when you are up against teams that drop deep, things like that.
"I remember when I was in the youth team and playing in central defence, defensive midfield, number eight, number 10, striker, left wing. It's good, especially when you are younger, to learn different positions and understand those roles, because in a game you are going to find yourself in situations where you might be at left-back, left midfield, and you have that knowledge.
"The biggest thing for me is that I've always had a football brain, I understand the game really well and that's what people are starting to see. I'm just at that age of my career where I'm reaching my peak and I feel good."