Harry Kane ‘has the hump’ and is not ‘leading by example’ at Tottenham, insists Teddy Sheringham … as he urges the England captain to put Man City’s failed move behind him and ‘do better’
- Harry Kane was desperate to leave Tottenham in the summer transfer window
- Manchester City was linked with a £ 150 million move for the 28-year-old forward
- But the England captain was forced to accept defeat while trying to get out of the Spurs.
- Teddy Sheringham thinks Kane now ‘has the hump’ due to a failed move
Tottenham forward Harry Kane is playing like someone with the hump who has shirked his leadership responsibilities, according to Teddy Sheringham.
The England captain was desperate to leave the North London side in the summer, with Premier League champions Manchester City heavily tied for a £ 150 million move.
But the 28-year-old was forced to admit defeat in hopes of landing a trade to a Champions League team and ended up taking Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
Harry Kane (left) ‘has the hump’ and is not ‘leading by example’ in Tottenham, insists Teddy Sheringham (right)
The captain of England was desperate to leave the north side of London in the summer.
However, Kane is off to a modest start to the new season, scoring just once in eight Premier League games and just seven in 12 in all competitions.
And Sheringham, who scored 98 goals for the Spurs in nearly 200 appearances, insists Kane is showing frustration at not being able to make his move on the field, but urged him to put that disappointment aside and ‘do better.’
“ They probably assured him that he could leave, ” Sheringham said. Said via The Evening Standard.
‘Those guarantees have not been fulfilled and it seems that Kane has the hump.
Manchester City, champion of Pep Guardiola, was strongly linked with a move of £ 150 million
Kane has had a modest scoring return this season, scoring just once in eight top flight games.
“He needs to change that and realize that he’s still Tottenham’s vice captain and he’s still a Tottenham player and do better.”
“I think this is a really difficult moment for Tottenham. When you have a forward who is also the vice captain like Harry Kane, lead by example instead of telling everyone what to do.
‘That is a very different scenario. They need a leader at the rear or in the midfield to dominate, dictate and tell people what they are doing wrong.
“I’m really not a fan of a center forward being the captain and he’s not performing to the best of his abilities right now, so he’s not even leading by example.”
Kane is expected to be his club captain against Premier League Burnley in their Carabao Cup fourth round clash at Turf Moor on Wednesday night.
Kane is expected to be his club captain in the Carabao Cup fourth round match at Burnley.
The forward is part of an entire squad that Nuno Espirito Santo is expected to take on as the Spurs aim to reach the quarterfinals of the competition.
The Portuguese left the bigwigs at home last week, and the decision fell through when they suffered a surprising Europa Conference League loss to Vitesse Arnhem, three days before their Premier League setback at West Ham.
“Basically yes, but we have players that we need, players that are working hard, maybe with the expectation that they have more minutes, the expectation that they deserve more minutes,” Nuno said when asked if his Premier League team would travel.
“But it is up to us to manage all these situations individually, and at the same time see what the best associations are for what we want to be as a team.”
Kane has already scored in the Carabao Cup this season, scoring in the opening 2-2 draw against the Wolves before the Spurs won the third-round match on penalties.
Kane scored in his last League Cup outing, scoring the penalty shootout victory over Wolves in regulation time.