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Danny Murphy defends Harry Kane amid criticism from pundits and fans
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Danny Murphy defends Harry Kane amid criticism from pundits and fans

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Danny Murphy has defended Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane following all the criticism that has come his way after Spurs’ dismal display in the North London derby against Arsenal on Sunday.

The Gunners ripped Spurs to shreds in the first 33 minutes. Mikel Arteta’s men scored three goals and they could easily have scored more. Tottenham looked much better in the second half, but the damage was already done.

Arsenal deservedly picked up the three points and Spurs fans were far from happy. Some supporters and most pundits had a real go at Kane for his lack of commitment following the drama that unfolded in the summer.

Murphy, however, believes they’re all wrong as Tottenham’s problems are a lot bigger than Kane’s current form.

Danny Murphy: People are wrong to blame Harry Kane for Tottenham’s woes

The former Liverpool midfielder said on TalkSport: “He will be back scoring goals [in no time]. I don’t think he’s sulking, no. (He) never starts the season well, never scores in August or September.

“If you’re laying all the blame of Tottenham’s woes on Harry Kane then you’re misguiding.

He could have had a hat-trick yesterday (against Arsenal), by the way. He will score goals, he will be back firing scoring goals, it’s not a problem. Tottenham have got bigger problems than waiting for Harry Kane to score goals.”

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Kane is still Spurs’ best player

Tottenham were abysmal against Arsenal on Sunday, especially in the first half. The Gunners could’ve scored five or six before the break, but Spurs held on and if they had a bit of luck, they could’ve turned the game around in the second half.

Kane had a few chances and he came really close to converting a couple of them. All the pundits who are criticising him now would’ve been singing his praises had his efforts found the back of the net on Sunday, but sadly for him, we are where we are.

There’s still no debate about the fact that Kane is Tottenham’s best player. Spurs have always been overly reliant on him and he has almost always delivered. He’s going through a dry spell now, but he’s definitely not the main reason why Spurs have been so bad over recent weeks.

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