Spurs manager doesn’t know where to play Harry Kane, says Chelsea legend

Pat Nevin says Harry Kane is not the 'most-sophisticated' striker or No10

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Harry Kane isn’t sophisticated enough to play as a striker or as a No10, according to Pat Nevin.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward has been in fine scoring form in recent weeks, netting 14 goals in his last 13 games in all competitions.

He is scoring goals all the time, while he is doing that, find a place for him to play

Pat Nevin

However, former Chelsea midfielder Nevin questioned whether Kane has the technical ability to thrive as a lone striker or as a number 10.

“Harry Kane is the most interesting player of them all,” Nevin told Newstalk.

“How do you put this delicately? He isn’t the most sophisticated player or the player with the best touch you’ll see in your life. Read what you will into that. But as a finisher, he is great.”

Nevin continued: “My problem is and it is the big problem Pochettino has got: who do you play in the No10 role? I don’t see Kane as a striker.

“He doesn’t hold the ball up well. Despite being a big boy, his touch isn’t good enough.

“You put him in the area where he arrives late, like Frank Lampard, but he isn’t a midfielder. You put him in a No10 role, but he isn’t a controlling influence.

“But he is scoring goals all the time, while he is doing that, find a place for him to play.”

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