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“He’s probably lost” – Former Tottenham player says Harry Kane is to blame for slow Premier League start
By Eddie Razo -

The slow start that Harry Kane is off to this Premier League season is dominating the headling as the 28-year-old has yet to score. Kane has goals in other competitions but can’t seem to find the back of the net in Tottenham Hotspur’s domestic league. 

Plenty of pundits, journalists, and supporters have provided opinions on why Kane can’t seem to get going in 2021-22. Some have placed blame on manager Nuno Espírito Santo for his tactics. Meanwhile, others stated that the fault lies at the feet of Kane.

Former Tottenham star Chris Waddle doesn’t believe that Kane’s struggles to score are only the fault of the Portuguese tactician. Instead, Waddle is in the group that considers Kane himself is the cause of his problems. 

Waddle accuses the England international of having checked out of Tottenham after his failed move to Manchester City this summer. 

“Harry must have been heavily distracted by the Manchester City move in the summer,” Waddle told WhichBookie.co.uk. “He clearly thought he would be moving on, so for that not to have materialized must have been hard. He’s probably lost a little bit of confidence and interest in Tottenham, which is showing on the pitch.”

Kane will have the opportunity to score his first Premier League goal of the season when Spurs visit St. James’ Park and take on Newcastle United. 

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Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

Levy shot himself in the foot by drastically over-valuing Kane. It never seemed to occur to him that keeping a player against his will would go south. Sub consciously Kane is a shattered player. Levy seems to thing everyone is like him; shameless, a money orientated machine and as cold as ice.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago

Levy was too busy polishing his hard man negotiating image by refusing to answer the phone from City. We all know how his reputation as a hard headed negotiator in the transfer market has panned out over the years.

Keith Browning
Keith Browning
1 month ago

He seems to be wandering aimlessly around the football pitch without a friend in the world – for Spurs and England.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

Kane has been ENICed

Archibald&Crooks
Archibald&Crooks
1 month ago

Oh Harry Harry Harry
you got well & truly suckered by the leech.
A bit like now when the announcements of Lady Gaga are supposed to excite the fanbase I remember well the regular announcements “THFC are pleased to announce a contract extension for …………”
Cheaper than signing players and you Harry were blindsided.

And still the ENIC Clappers keep on clapping.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

It’s a farce.

Ballina Hotspur
Ballina Hotspur
1 month ago

At least Waddle is talking sense unlike Scholes. Kane has been crushed and has no interest in spurs anymore. That’s why he’s not producing, should have took the money for him whilst we had the chance.

Callmematt
Callmematt
1 month ago

What money? Man City only offered £70m. People here would have lost their minds if Levy had accepted that.

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 month ago
Reply to  Callmematt

A fact many people conveniently forget!

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago
Reply to  Tangangry

First of all, Guardiola stated that they never made an offer to Levy as he refused to pick up the phone to City. Secondly, it was common knowledge that Levy had valued Kane at circa £150 million which was far too high, in my opinion, for a 28 year old with a poor injury record. Levy effectively priced Kane out of a move by overvaluing him as there was only one realistic buyer. Now, what are we left with? A clearly unhappy, demotivated player with a rapidly depreciating transfer value. Despite the MM lauding Levy for standing up to the oil sheiks, in fact, it was and will turn out to be another of Levy’s blunders.

Ballina Hotspur
Ballina Hotspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

That’s why City went and bought Grealish for £100m, because Levy wouldn’t talk to city. City gave up trying to do business.

Plus callmematt City offered £75m up front plus £25m in bonuses. Then after that all you heard was City was prepared to pay £150m but didn’t offer it. How much truth is in that I don’t know.

Levy should have done what he did with Berbatov, Modric and Bale accepted the money on the table and move on. There’s no point keeping a player at the club if they don’t want to be there and you have a suitable club willing to pay for them.

Its not like City were coming in for Son who’s happy enough at spurs and doesn’t want to leave. Then dig your heels in, but with Kane it was different and Levy has affected the squad and Kane’s value.

Mark Baldwin
Mark Baldwin
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Where does the poor injury record come from? Starting from the 2014/15 season, Kane’s played 34 (0), 38 (28), 30 (34), 37 (37), 28 (31), 29 (30) and 35 (37) league games for us (the figures in brackets are Sonny’s league appearances in the same seasons). On top of playing a lot of league games, Kane’s played in most of our cup games and England’s games.

If you look at the relatively long term injuries he’s had, aside from the hamstring injury, he’s had ankle injuries resulting from collisions with Begovic and some Everton player and a touchline tackle with a City player. I wouldn’t say that’s a sign of an injury prone player.

Given the similarity in the number of appearances Kane and Son have made during seasons in which they’ve both played for us, if Kane’s got a poor injury record, how come we never hear that said about Son?

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Baldwin

Between Sept 2012 and April 2021, he has been injured for a total of 411 days.

Mark Baldwin
Mark Baldwin
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Well, I prefer the evidence of games played, which is after all what he’s there for, and during the seasons Son has been here, he’s made a broadly the same number of appearances. Do you consider Son a player with a poor injury record?

However, taking your slightly less meaningful figure and assigning 30 days to a month, he has missed 411 out of 3090 days. That equates to being injured for 13.3% of that period. Over a period of around 8.5 years in a physical contact sport, to me that doesn’t look like a particularly poor record.

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