Date: 16th April 2018 at 11:15am
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Fair play to Dele Alli in all this ‘Harry Kane’s a bit needy’ business.

There’s a pronounced difference between telling your team mate to ignore any jobs in the press and being prepared to sticking your own nose over the parapet.

I made the point a few days ago with the Kane and this Golden Boot nonsense. To deride his insatiable desire, his innate greed is to be completely to hat has made his the soaraway success he has become.

Kane (for the umpteenth time is not an Academy product) got where he is today despite his environment.

Kane’s bonus goal against Stoke cut the gap on Salah to four goals but Liverpool’s talisman stretched that back to five when he scored his 30th goal of the season in the win against Bournemouth.

Kane barely looked like finding the scoresheet in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City, though ironically he set up Christian Eriksen for Spurs’ goal.

Dele told PA Sport: “Harry is an unbelievable striker. To be honest he touched it so it’s his goal and every striker would and should claim it if it is their goal. He has just got to ignore what everyone else is saying, he knows how good he is and I am sure everyone else knows how good he is. “He is an unbelievable player and he is a great person as well. If it was me and I touched the ball I would try and claim it as well.”

What is important for Tottenham of course is that Kane’s primary focus is getting past Manchester United in the FA cup.

The Mo Salah’s of this world come and go, but silverware remains on a club’s record forever.

  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Wig April 16, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Here’s another good quote from Dele, putting pressure on Levy that we will need to invest in new players in the summer. Well played Dele, we need more senior players to say similar things with the implications of what will happen if we don’t invest and improve then they will move elsewhere. Levy needs to be forced to open his wallet for us to make the next step up or even just to keep pace with the rest of the top 6.

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 April 16, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Kane grew up a long time ago, perhaps Dele has realized now it is his turn.

  • Ronwol1960-61 April 16, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Did Eriksen say it was Kanes goal?

    • UnkleTaff April 16, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      He was happy to accept that Kane was telling the truth, so I doubt he has an issue with it.

      • Ronwol1960-61 April 16, 2018 at 12:34 pm

        Maybe Eriksen will give him a simple one next time around

  • caveman April 16, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Russian reporter Borodin dead after mystery fall. Fell from 5 floors up. Suspicious or what?

    • Camus April 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Vlad ‘taking care of business’…

    • Ronwol1960-61 April 16, 2018 at 12:30 pm

      90% of the russians still alive love Putin

  • Camus April 16, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I can see it now – led by the ITV commentary team and the press, the nation calls for Vardy to start in England’s 2nd group game, after Kane fails to score in the 1st.

    Vardy, the everyman hero. The nation’s sweetheart.

  • Camus April 16, 2018 at 11:46 am

    It’s interesting that Kane is England’s best player and is copping all this flak in the run-up to the World Cup.

    Dele Alli is England’s 2nd best player and not long ago was getting hammered for diving.

    It’s almost as though the nation (apart from Spurs fans) doesn’t want them to do well.

    • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Dele is TeamUK’s no1 diver

      • Camus April 16, 2018 at 11:51 am

        Tom Daley (who has never won a medal?) might quibble over that one

        • 💋 April 16, 2018 at 12:19 pm

          Fake news

        • MysteriousStranger April 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm

          Tom Daley’s won loads of medals.

          • Camus April 16, 2018 at 12:23 pm

            Yes, I wasn’t aware.
            Ne’er mind!

  • Mad Carew April 16, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Kane don’t need no more Golden Boots, he’s only got 2 Golden Feet.

    • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 11:48 am


  • Spursy April 16, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Kane is a MONSTER and deserves every accolade in the business. Hope he starts this season with FA Cup winner. And then World Cup winner.

    Well done, Dele, for speaking up and shoving this nonsense back where it came from. There are times of telepathy between you and Harry on the pitch. Good on you for speaking up for your friend. Maturity.

    • caveman April 16, 2018 at 12:03 pm


  • UnkleTaff April 16, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Speaking of Dele Alli, has anyone else noticed how many times Raheem Sterling has dived over the last couple of games yet nobody has picked him up over it?

    • Spursy April 16, 2018 at 11:42 am

      Yes, Unk, and also the Liverpool team generally. But they get a free pass. Bloody Press.

  • Camus April 16, 2018 at 11:17 am