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Pundit explains Harry Kane’s improved performance in win over Newcastle
By Mark Brus -

Former Tottenham man Garth Crooks was pleased to see Harry Kane back to his best for Spurs in the 3-2 win over Newcastle at the weekend, and believes it was down to the England international playing more like an out-and-out centre-forward again.

Kane has had some criticism for the way he’s tended to drop deep and almost act as more of a playmaker than a striker in recent times, though he also received plenty of praise for his creativity and the quality of his assists last term.

Clearly, Kane is very much capable of doing both, as his goal and assist stats last season showed, but when the goals dried up for him at the start of this campaign, it’s little surprise that that’s where pundits tended to point the finger.

The 28-year-old looked back to his best in the win at St James’ Park, however, and Crooks praised the way he focused more on his goal-scoring in this match.

How nice to see Harry Kane playing like a centre-forward again and not like an attacking midfield player. His goal against Newcastle in a cauldron of flag-waving Geordies was exactly why he must not only lead the line but always be available to hit.

“It has taken Kane a long time to return to what he previously was in a Tottenham shirt,” Crooks wrote on BBC Sport.

“Gross mismanagement of a transfer that really should have taken place has clearly taken its toll on the player.

“However, all that now seems like a bad dream and the England captain looks like he’s enjoying his club football again.

“His return to form was very unfortunate timing for Newcastle and their new owners as they were hoping for a positive result and a party to follow.”

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Tangangry
Tangangry
1 month ago

Helped enormously by NDom having a decent game at last.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago

I really want harry Kane gone. I understand a little why levy didn’t sell him in the last window (to send a message to the oil clubs that tottenham won’t be bullied, also we no longer need to sell our best players (don’t need the money) but we shoulda taken the city money and ran

Callmematty
Callmematty
1 month ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

What money? They only offered £70m.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Callmematty

City woulda payed good money for him I reckon. £70 no where near enough. The buyer gotta start low I suppose. Just like the seller gotta start high.
He’s worth more than greelish

Last edited 1 month ago by Tappaspur
Tangangry
Tangangry
1 month ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

True, but I think it’s relatively common understanding that at no point did they offer more than what they paid for Grealish, so no idea why Callmematty is being down voted for stating what the public at large believe to be the facts!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Tangangry

People down vote the commenter not the comments. Only insecure/low self-esteem people care. FCK dem I say

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