Paul Scholes names Tottenham striker Harry Kane’s one weakness
The former Manchester United midfielder discusses Harry Kane's one weakness after his Tottenham hat-trick
Paul Scholes believes Harry Kane’s only weakness is a lack of pace after the Tottenham Hotspur striker scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 win against West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.
The England international returned to the Tottenham line-up after the 23-year-old centre-forward missed the north London side’s 2-0 win against Aston Villa due to the birth of his first daughter Ivy.
However, Kane wasn’t lacking in match sharpness after the Spurs forward scored three times against the Baggies to help Mauricio Pochettino’s side secure a sixth successive Premier League win.
Only Chelsea striker Diego Costa has scored more times than Kane in the Premier League this season.
The Spurs forward has scored 14 times in a remarkable 16 games in the 2016-17 season so far despite having to contend with an ankle injury earlier this season.
Speaking to BT Sport’s Premier League Tonight show, former Manchester United midfielder Scholes delivered his honest verdict on Kane after their 4-0 win against Tottenham.
“I think the only thing he’s missing is just that extra little bit of pace,” Scholes said.
“I think he’s great in a tight ground, he’s got brilliant feet and is a good header of the ball and has brilliant finishing and good movement. I just don’t think he’s quite quick enough.
“When I’ve seen him at Old Trafford in the last couple of years he’s been really poor and I think it’s because it’s a big pitch, and he struggles to get around.”