- Tottenham’s second-half collapse saw them lose 3-0 to Chelsea on Sunday night
- Talisman striker Harry Kane was once again extremely calm to the hosts
- He has failed to score in his first four league games for the first time in six years.
- And Roy Keane Has Asked The Spurs Star To Start Criticizing His Own Players
A furious Roy Keane urged Harry Kane to be more aggressive when Sunday saw a powderpuff display after Chelsea lost 3-0 to Tottenham.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were steamrolled by the Blues after second-half goals from Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where talismanic striker Kane was once again anonymous.
And Keane told Sky Sports that the England captain – who pulled off a 1-1 draw against Poland in his country’s most recent World Cup qualifier earlier this month – wants to shut down the opposition and hold his teammates to account. Needs to be very fast. .
Roy Keane has urged Harry Kane (L) to be more aggressive after Tottenham’s 3-0 defeat vs Chelsea
Sky Sports pundit Keane insists the talismanic striker needs to lead the line with more bites
Keane also suggested the whole matter about his failed mega-money move to Manchester City in the summer, as well as his diligence at Euro 2020, is now affecting his performance on the field.
He added: ‘He scored against Poland – they are no muggles. But to close, he is your top person.
‘Knock someone, yell at people! I’ve never seen him digging anyone. There is a slight hangover from summer which would be my concern.
‘Sprint at the guys, catch the ball! Down 2-0, he tried this Roy of Rovers move. It was never going to work.’
Kane has not scored in his first four league matches for the first time since the 2015–16 season.
Keane suggests he is feeling a ‘hangover’ from his failed summer move to Manchester City
The 28-year-old felt he had a gentleman’s deal with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy that would allow him to leave if the right offer comes.
But when Jack Grealish – whose contract contained an official, formally transfer release clause – made his move to City in a £100 million deal, Kane had nothing on paper and was forced to stay at his boyhood club. was forced.
Kane, although he has a reputation for starting the season slowly in terms of goal scoring, has not scored in his first four Premier League games for the first time in more than five years since the 2015–16 campaign.
And fellow pundit Graeme Souness claimed Tottenham’s star man is currently playing a much deeper role under former boss Jose Mourinho and after Gareth Southgate was offered a more constructive role for England.
Fellow pundit Graeme Souness said Kane is playing too deep on the pitch to be effective
Manager Nuno Espirito Santo used Kane in an attacking midfield role, with Son playing No.
He continued: ‘Nuno is finding out about his group and what his starting team is. A separate post for Kane was attributed to Mourinho.
‘As midfield players get older, they don’t want to be in the woods. As strikers get older, they want to get closer to the ball. For me, he needs someone to tell him “You’re a striker, get off the ground”.
‘It depends on Harry Kane scoring again if the club is having a good year or a very tough year.’
After three 1–0 victories that saw Tottenham top the table, hiding some of the side’s shortcomings, consecutive 3–0 defeats against Crystal Palace and Chelsea saw them fall to seventh in the Premier League table. – Perhaps a more realistic situation.