I'd be very surprised (and pleased) if Dost could find the same form in the NT that he has for Wolfsburg. He relies very heavily on service/de Bruyne and the Dutch team rarely fits an out and out striker type.
I've watched the career of Bas Dost with some interest. We're from the same area and of the same generation. I of course don't know him (but I do know some guys who did trial runs/played in the Emmen academy alongside him. Go them!), but it's always fun when someone from your local area turns professional (and, as a sidenote, he was a very nice talent in earlier FM's when he still played at Emmen. SI called it. Kind of). Now, Bas Dost's career can largely be summed up by various intonations of the phrase "What." When he moved from FC Emmen to Heracles Almelo, I was of the opinion that he made a nice promotion and was, likely, to hit his peak there. He did alright at Heracles, nothing too exceptional. He was well on his way to fulfill his potential as a perennial Eredivisie striker (of the status of a Robin Nelisse or a Matthew Amoah). Colour me surprised when he moved to Heerenveen, and less surprised when manager Ron Jans initially used him as an impact substitution. Bas Dost is kind of limited. With amazing support he can be amazing (as his best season at Heerenveen and currently at Wolfsburg illustrate), but other than that... Eh... I've thought of him hitting his ceiling two times now, so I'm not going to make the same mistake again. He's really good inside the box, a lesser Huntelaar. A very decent player, will definitely take up Huntelaar's mantle as 'impact benchwarmer' in the national team after the former's decline.
I think he's a bit overrated because of his recent run of form. He massively benefits from being surrounded by players like De Bruyne, and was frankly poor last season and at the start of this season.
I'd say its the other way around - he's somewhat underrated. Everyone is stressing that he benefits from the assists and that he is only on a temporary run. Still, he has scored every 50 min or so in the second half of the bundesliga season. You don't do that ONLY because you get nice assists from the midfield.
Yeah, but he has been rather underwhelming for 2 1/2 years prior to that which is something that shouldn't be forgotten. There were rumors last summer that he wanted to leave and Wolfsburg probably would have let him had they gotten a better replacement than Bendtner. Dost has an incredible run right now which will not last forever and is fed by the Bundesliga's best assisting player in a system that very much suits his style of play. He now has to show if he can maintain it or he'll end up a "one hit wonder" like guys as Gekas, Mintal, Novakovic, Lakic, Drmic (judgement still pending on him) or others.
He was good in Holland but has been very underwhelming for Wolfsburg in the last 3 years. Yes his current form is incredible but when you have KDB supplying you it's hard not to score goals.
Dost is much more proven than Kane. Dost did really well for Heerenveen two or three years back. When hes got someone feeding him hes an excellent Finisher, like he did when Narsingh was on form for Heerenveen. But, having De Bruyne behind him is doing him wonders. Not taking anything away from Kane, just saying that second season is a lot harder after the opposition has had a year to figure out your style.
I think that third sentence rather illustrates my point when I disagree that Dost is a more 'complete' player than Kane. Both are in fine form at the moment, but Kane is capable of creating his own chances as well as scoring them. Dost's a much better pure finisher - there aren't too many better than him at it on current form - but he's not a more complete player.
Harry Kane creates chances for himself out of nothing. He is far, far more talented than Bas Dost. Feel free to have a look at my crest.
Bas Dost is doing so well because he is brilliantly utilized as a target man and gets (arguably) the best service in the BuLi.
Bas Dost is a bit overrated, he just hit a really good purple patch right now. Dost is a decent striker, but he's basically a less talented Mario Gomez. He poaches goals, and that's about all he really has in his arsenal. Last season there was talk that they were going to offload him because he was basically useless. De Bruyne is Wolfsburg's best player, and he's making Dost look world-class. Then there's underrated talent like Perisic adding fuel to the fire.
The poacher is always undervalued, always has been. And how can he not be, when he's not scoring he's bascially a sack of potatoes. However, when he is scoring in abundance, on a weekly basis, in different competitions, then the man deserves some credit. Dost scored them all, not just a lucky few, but all of them. He's on an insane roll yes, but had he been a bit more lucky the past 2 years he would probably have reached the same height by now, only that wouldn't have been noticed as clearly because he would have grown towards that level over a longer time frame.