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.