Alan Shearer criticises Harry Kane after Spurs loss to Chelsea
Alan Shearer has told Match of the Day 2 that Harry Kane was certainly not helping Spurs with the positions that he was taking up in their defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were blown away in the second-half against the Blues. They conceded another three goals after the break.
And with that, any early optimism about their season has evaporated for the time-being.
One of the more perplexing aspects of Spurs’ performance was the display from their talisman Kane.
It came after his struggles at Crystal Palace where he failed to register a shot on target or a touch in the opposition box.
Admittedly, it was not quite as bad this time around. But it certainly was another underwhelming showing from the striker, with Kane barely making any sort of impact in the final third.
Instead, he seemed determined to come deep to get involved. And Shearer insisted that Chelsea were the biggest beneficiaries from his display.
“Too many times Harry Kane was quite content to sit in the midfield and try and direct things from midfield,” he told Match of the Day 2. “We know he’s good at that, we know he can do that. But at times, it’s not helping him. And it’s certainly not helping his team.”
Nuno cannot afford for Kane to not find goalscoring touch as Spurs toil against Chelsea
One of the concerns about Tottenham’s summer was the inability to sign another striker.
Of course, it would not have been an easy task with Kane staying. They needed a striker good enough to ideally provide competition for the 28-year-old while also being happy to potentially play as his back-up.
Not signing that forward is now looking somewhat costly.
Nuno has to persist with Kane. Admittedly, he remains one of the world’s best goalscorers. But the Spurs boss has big problems if the England captain does not find his goalscoring touch very soon.
Shearer clearly has his doubts about Kane getting back on track if he is continues to play with the approach he took against Chelsea on Sunday.
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