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Jenas shares his biggest problem with Harry Kane after Tottenham defeat
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Jenas shares his biggest problem with Harry Kane after Tottenham defeat

Jermaine Jenas has told Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel that his biggest problem with Harry Kane is how he struggles to make an impact in the biggest games, and claimed that the Tottenham Hotspur talisman is not on Thierry Henry’s level.

Kane scored from the penalty spot in the North London derby at the weekend. However, there is absolutely no question that it was a very poor showing from Antonio Conte’s side.

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Admittedly, Kane did try to make things happen. And on another day, he could have had a couple more golden chances had the final ball been correct.

The biggest problem with Harry Kane

Kane is on course to break some amazing records during his career. He will almost certainly become England’s all-time leading goalscorer. And he looks well-placed to catch Alan Shearer’s tally in the Premier League.

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However, Spurs fans need no reminding that Kane is yet to lift silverware. That is obviously not all down to him. But Jenas suggested that he would not class the 29-year-old as one of the very, very best of all-time due to his struggles in the biggest games.

“I need to see more from him. He’s not on Thierry’s level. Thierry, for me, is the best player who’s played in the Premier League,” he told Ferdinand’s YouTube channel.

“For me, Rooney’s a better player than what Kane brings to the table. My biggest issue with Harry Kane – and he’s going to be a God at Spurs whenever he decides to retire and he will go down as one of the greatest players in Premier League history – finals and big games I think are a problem when it comes to what he’s done in those moments.

“When the [Champions League] final came, injured, didn’t perform. Two League Cup finals, didn’t perform. Semi-finals, not performed. I’ve not seen him do what he does on a weekly basis in the big moments.”

Jenas criticism seems a little too strong

It is arguably an incredibly harsh assessment of Kane’s career. No single player has done more to elevate Tottenham into a position where they can challenge for honours in the last decade than Kane.

His consistency has been unbelievable. Since becoming a regular fixture in the side at the start of the 2014/15 season, he has never scored fewer than 24 goals in all competitions. And he has also contributed 60 assists for the club.

Kane will be unhappy with his own displays in the finals he has played. Ultimately, he has been left empty-handed so far.

But there is surely absolutely no question that he is one of the finest goalscorers this country has seen.

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