Mauricio Pochettino can’t leave Harry Kane out, says former Tottenham star
Jamie Redknapp expects Harry Kane to start Tottenham's next Premier League game
Mauricio Pochettino can’t leave Harry Kane out of his Tottenham Hotspur side after the striker’s heroics on Sunday, according to Jamie Redknapp.
The England Under-21 international scored a late free-kick to seal a 2-1 victory at Villa Park after Nacer Chadli had cancelled out Andreas Weimann’s first-half opener.
I’d be amazed if he [Kane] doesn’t start next week
The 21-year-old striker has scored seven goals in 11 games in all competitions this season, including five strikes in his last five games.
And former Spurs midfielder Redknapp reckons Kane has earned a first-team place as Tottenham strikers Emmanuel Adebayor and Robero Soldado continue to struggle.
“Kane is an exceptional talent who works hard on his game and there is absolutely no way Pochettino can leave him out of this team now,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“If you compare him to Adebayor and Soldado there is no comparison.
“When he came on he made a big difference, giving Tottenham a bit of zip and desire, and you could see how much he wanted to play and how much he cared.
“I felt the game was slipping away from Tottenham, who at times were so poor, had no energy, and were going through the motions, but Kane provided that spark and gave everyone a lift.
“I’d be amazed if he doesn’t start next week.”