Does Harry Kane deserve a start for Spurs?

Oliver Baines Football 2 Comments

Harry Kane came to the rescue to salvage 3 points for Spurs in last nights clash with Aston Villa. The Villans took the lead when Andreas Weimann slid home a Charles N’Zogbia low cross. Till that point, Villa had control despite Emmanuel Adebayor missing a glorious chance when put through 1-on-1 with Brad Guzan but the Togo striker’s shot was expertly saved by the American.

Meanwhile, Roberto Saldado’s conspicuous performances continued with another goal-barren 90 minutes. As Adebayor was substituted to the delight of the Spurs fans which saw Harry Kane enter the fray; the London club looked an immediate goal threat.

Kane probed the Villa goal and Nacer Chadli equalised for Spurs in the last 10 minutes before the former Norwich City loanee completed the comeback with a deflected free kick which sent the Spurs fans and players into raptures.

As predicted, fans are calling for Kane to be starting the next Premier League match. And they have reason, Kane is the top goalscorer for Tottenham this season with 7 goals to his name. The winner against Villa was his first in the Premier League, whilst all his other goals have come in cup competitions.

Does Kane deserve a start?

Mauricio Pochettino has indicated it might be time to give the England U21 his chance. Speaking to BBC Sport, the Spurs boss said, “He maybe deserves to play in the Premier League more.”

The 21-year-old has clearly made an impression on his manager.

“He is an important player. We have a lot of very good players. It is true the performance like in the last game and today, he maybe deserves to play in the Premier League more. It was a great goal, and a happy goal for him and the team. We are really happy with him because in every competition he has scored, his display was good and the three points are very important for us.”

Does Kane deserve to start for Spurs in their next Premier League match against Stoke City?


By Oliver Baines | November 3rd, 2014

  • Lemmy

    As a thought experiment imagine that Harry Kane was Spanish or from Latin America and cost Spurs £25- £30m but nothing else about his goals or performances was in any way different. Now imagine the Saldado was a product of the youth system at Spurs and his goals record and performances were again exactly as we have seen over last season and a half. Question is who would be the most likely starter ? Makes to think doesn’t it ?

  • FarsthFrarz

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    Dier/Naugton, Vertongen, Fazio, Davies
    Paulinho, Stambouli, Dembele
    Eriksen, Lamela,