‘Shout at people! I NEVER see him digging anyone out’: Roy Keane fumes at Harry Kane for his display in Tottenham’s 3-0 defeat against Chelsea… insisting ‘there’s a bit of a hangover from the summer’ after his failed move to Man City
- Tottenham’s second-half collapse saw them lose 3-0 to Chelsea on Sunday night
- Talismanic striker Harry Kane was once again extremely quiet for the hosts
- Kane’s failed to score in his first four league games for the first time in six years
- And Roy Keane insisted clubs want strikers to ‘lead the line’ with bite and vigour
Roy Keane has urged Harry Kane to be more aggressive after a powderpuff display saw Tottenham downed 3-0 by Chelsea on Sunday.
After playing well to go in 0-0 at half-time, Spurs failed to continue those performance levels in the second half and were steamrollered by the Blues at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with talismanic striker Kane once again anonymous.
And Keane told Sky Sports that the England captain needed to put himself about more up front and give defenders more headaches.
Roy Keane has urged Harry Kane (l) to be more aggressive after Tottenham’s 3-0 loss v Chelsea
He said: ‘He scored against Poland – they’re no mugs. But for the closing down, he’s your top man. Knock someone open, shout at people! I never see him digging anyone out. There’s a bit of a hangover from the summer that would be my concern.
‘Sprint at people, get hold of the ball! At 2-0 down, he tried this Roy of the Rovers move. It was never going to work.’
Kane, who eventually remained at the club despite a transfer saga seemingly all summer long about whether he would join Manchester City, has not scored in his first four Premier League games for the first time since 2015-16.
Fellow pundit Graeme Souness added that Kane is playing too deep on the pitch to be effective
And fellow pundit Graeme Souness added: ‘Nuno’s finding out about his group and what his starting team is. Mourinho was credited with a different position for Kane.
‘As midfield players get older, they don’t want to be in the jungle. As strikers get older, they want to get closer to the ball. For me, he needs someone to point out to him that ‘you’re a striker, get up the field’.
‘This club having a good year or a very difficult year depends on Harry Kane scoring again.’