Jamie O'Hara says Spurs midfielders should be furious with Harry Kane
Former Spurs midfielder and regular Talksport pundit, Jamie O’Hara, has claimed that Harry Kane will have drove his midfielders mad during the loss to Chelsea.
Tottenham lost out comfortably to the Blues. Thomas Tuchel’s men scored three times and in reality, it could have been even more.
To the frustration of Spurs boss Nuno Santo, his team had actually done ok in the opening 45 minutes. But a set-piece header from Thiago Silva opened the scoring, and Chelsea never looked back.
During the game, Spurs skipper Harry Kane cut a frustrated figure. He managed just two shots all game, with both coming from deep.
But it was the overall performance of Kane, and in particular his knack of dropping deep, which riled O’Hara.
O’Hara criticises Harry Kane for Chelsea efforts
Never one to hold his tongue, O’Hara was honest as ever in his assessment of the Tottenham skipper. And he believes the Spurs midfielders should be furious with Kane for dropping into their space.
“Harry Kane is a great player and someone you need in the team. But he’s come into the team and we can’t win,” O’Hara said on Talksport.
“He’s come back into the team and he’s sitting so deep. He’s playing defensive midfield sometimes. I just look at Lukaku, and think that’s what he needs to do.
“I just feel like he’s trying to play everywhere. It’s frustrating to watch. If I was playing midfield I’d be saying “Harry, we don’t need you here”, let me stick it up there to you.”
TBR’s View: Kane needs to be more like Jimenez for Santo
The dropping deep and picking up the ball worked well for Kane last season under Jose Mourinho. He led Spurs for both goals and assists, so you can’t say he can’t play well there.
The problem now is things have changed. And in fairness to O’Hara, he has a point here. Kane needs to lead the line. That’s where he is at his best, and that’s where Spurs need him.
Santo surely sees this issue. And if not, then results won’t be changing any time soon for Tottenham.
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