The Guardian‘s Barney Ronay thinks we nicked it last night.
Spurs were ‘either lucky or vibrantly opportunistic’ as they beat the visitors by a margin of two goals. According to Mr Ronay, Harry Kane dragged us kicking and screaming to (a lucky) victory.
As an occasionally vehement critic of Spurs I really am struggling with the faint praise this game has induced in certain quarters.
I tell you what is vibrantly opportunistic Barney, anyone responding to your begging bowl at the footer of your piece.
You can’t use not having a pay wall as a means to demand loose change from your ever decreasing readership.
You think journalists ought to be paid by their readers? There isn’t a business model in the world based upon the word ‘ought’.
Another man who doesn’t understand what he’s looking at with Kane is the one time Everton deadbeat Phil Neville.
“He could have to leave Spurs to become that top, top, world-class Robert Lewandowski-type player. He needs to be challenging for Ballons d’Or. He needs to be challenging for Champions Leagues and if Spurs are always going to be that ‘nearly team’, eventually he will want to leave and join a Real Madrid or a Barcelona.
“There will always be a doubt about Harry Kane until he gets to that level.”
Quite how Phil whose career highlights you could fit on the back of a postage stamp with room to spare is in a position to assess Kane’s career is anyone’s guess.
Kane is improving all the time. To suggest otherwise is just plain daft.