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“I was Harry Kane at Tottenham once” Berbatov not surprised at Kane situation

By Bruce Grove -

Dimitar Berbatov has recalled his own move from Tottenham to Manchester United in 2008 and says he understands the position Harry Kane is in and the expectation from Spurs’ fans.

This summer will be arguably the biggest in Harry Kane’s career, with the striker set to decide if he wants to remain at Spurs or join a top team where he may win trophies.

He has been one of the best strikers in the world for a long time now and has attracted the attention of top teams.

Yet he has remained loyal to the Lilywhites and risks finishing his career without any significant silverware.

After Spurs made Jose Mourinho their latest head coach, fans expected the team to win trophies, but that isn’t working out.

If this campaign ends without Champions League football and a trophy for them, Kane might ask to leave and Berbatov says it would be understandable.

But the former striker also admits that Spurs’ fans will not be happy as they expect everlasting loyalty from their players.

On Kane’s dilemma, Berbatov said via Sun Sports: “According to reports, he will look to leave Spurs if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.

“This isn’t a surprise. I don’t know if it will happen, but Kane is clearly thinking about his future.

“I can see why Kane would want to move if they don’t make the Champions League and if they don’t win the League Cup.

“I would not be surprised as of course he wants to play Champions League football. It depends on how Spurs finish the season.”

The Bulgarian continued: “I was Harry Kane at Tottenham once.

“I was in this position with the same decision and at the same club. There will be big thoughts going through his head.

“If he moves, he will be disappointing lots of Spurs fans. Some will turn against him, it is how it is in football.

“Fans take it personally and think that you are leaving, they feel that you’ve betrayed the club.

“My situation was similar, but also slightly different.

“I wanted to go to the biggest club to win trophies and that was Manchester United.

“When I heard there was a chance to go there, I did not hesitate.”

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Cali
Cali
1 year ago

History repeats itself when this circle will end? 20 years and counting.

legoverlass
legoverlass
1 year ago

Basically what he is saying is nothing has changed at the club since he left over 8 years ago. It still lacks ambition from its owners as a football club. A damning statement that should be put in the empty trophy cabinet and pinned to the renewal notice for season ticket holders.

legoverlass
legoverlass
1 year ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Sorry that should read 12 years ago!!

eddie
eddie
1 year ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Sadly that is true.I don’t think fans will hold it against him,he could have left a few years ago,but foolishly gave Levy the benefit of the doubt believing his lies.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 year ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Agreed! But to be honest I won’t be THAT upset if Kane leaves us, because – even with him – we are also rans. Now, if we had a realistic chance of challenging for the title, that’s a different story! In otherwords, when we were doing so promisingly under Poch, Harry’s departure would have upset me rather more. But we’re going nowhere, except possibly downwards, whether we have Harry, Son etc or not. We’re a moribund club and such a laughing stock now that we’re even made fun of by one of our sponsors, which must be fairly unique, I would have thought.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 year ago

Actually, one competition I feel we would could make a splash in would be to find the most unspeakably vile chairman in the Premiership. Competition would be intense but Danny Boy would surely not let us down; he’d have to be a contender, especially if you added in the criteria of general usefulness and value for money.

I have to say a great friend of mine, a Liverpool fan (originally from Liverpool, so not just a glory hunter), on learning that Levy had appointed Mourinho, remarked that he couldn’t imagine two people more deserving of each other! Actually, personally, I think that’s more than a little harsh on the Portuguese.

Baleficent
Baleficent
1 year ago

Haha – great post. I didn’t think Maureen was a fit for Levy but I definitely feel the issue lies with the best-paid chairman in the league. Employing this manager and failing to properly invest in the team gave him little chance of success. Don’t think he’s done a great job, but not many would do better.

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