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'Gutted for him': Ally McCoist devastated for 29-year-old Spurs player after what happened in Manchester derby yesterday
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'Gutted for him': Ally McCoist devastated for 29-year-old Spurs player after what happened in Manchester derby yesterday

Ally McCoist is devastated for Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane after watching the Manchester derby yesterday.

Speaking on TalkSPORT (3/10 6:52am), McCoist believes Kane will be thinking ‘what if?’ after his proposed move to Man City broke down last year.

McCoist admits that Kane might now be watching Erling Haaland and regretting his decision to stay at Tottenham.

Haaland scored his third consecutive home league hat-trick yesterday, helping Man City defeat rivals Manchester United 6-3 at The Etihad.

It takes Haaland’s goal tally for the season to 14 after just eight games, double the next top scorer in the league.

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That happens to be Harry Kane, who also scored at the weekend, but couldn’t help Spurs avoid defeat against Arsenal.

Kane will no longer be of interest to Man City due to Haaland’s arrival, but has been linked to German champions Bayern Munich.

However, it’s unlikely he’ll be able to play for any club offering him the same level of service as Man City.

Ally McCoist now believes he could be regretting staying at Tottenham now.

Kane might regret staying at Tottenham

Speaking on TalkSPORT (3/10 6:52am) this morning, McCoist said: “Do you know something? You’ve got to feel a bit gutted for him.

“What is Harry Kane thinking? There’ll be a bit of Harry Kane that will be saying ‘That could have been me’.

“Make no mistake about it, those balls flashing across the face of goal, Kane would be scoring goals.

“I’m not saying for a minute that he would be scoring as many (as Haaland), I’m not sure he would actually because this fella’s taken it to a different level.

“But Kane’s goal tally would certainly – as good as it is – would have improved in that Manchester City team.

“So, I’ll bet you, I don’t care what anybody says, there will be an element of ‘what if?’ for Kane.”

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Kane and Haaland – despite being centre forwards – do play very different roles for their clubs.

Tottenham rely heavily on Kane to be a creative asset for the team, and not just a goal scorer.

Known for being ‘good with his feet’, Kane is arguably Tottenham’s most important player.

However, Haaland is involved in Man City’s build up play a lot less, allowing the likes of Kevin de Bruyne to create chances for him.

He did provide two assists for Phil Foden yesterday, and his all-round game is only going to improve with age.

Harry Kane may regret leaving Tottenham if Antonio Conte’s side once again miss out on silverware.

The 29-year-old forward is on his way to becoming the Premier League’s all-time top goal scorer.

But he’ll be hoping to add some trophies to his abundance of personal accolades.

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