Roy Keane questions aspects of Harry Kane and his leadership at Tottenham
Roy Keane has suggested that Tottenham and England striker, Harry Kane, lacks certain leadership qualities despite his excellence.
Kane is preparing to lead England into the Euros, starting with the opener against Croatia on Sunday.
The Tottenham superstar is the subject of plenty of speculation this summer. Another season of goalscoring and carrying Spurs has led many to believe Kane could leave. Manchester City and United lie in wait, while clubs in Europe are also keeping tabs.
But while Kane is lauded for his goalscoring abilities, former Ireland skipper Keane believes the England man could do more as captain.
Speaking to Micah Richards on Sky’s Road to Wembley show, Keane explained how he wanted more from Kane.
“The only thing I’d hold against Kane, there’s a big negative against Kane – and I think Kane is a fantastic player and everyone should try and sign him,” Keane began.
“But I don’t think he is a good leader. I never see him digging anyone out at Spurs. And I know people say that’s not in his personality and he might do it in the dressing room. But I don’t think he does, and I think it’s a problem.
“I want to see another side to Kane. I’d love to see him get hold of some of the Spurs players. It’s my only hang up with him as a leader and a captain.”
Roy Keane on Harry Kane – The pundit maybe has a point but so much we don’t know
Clearly, Keane and Kane are completely different characters. The Irishman led vocally, with his high standards and expectation resonating around Old Trafford.
Kane, on the other hand, seems to let his talent do the talking. Which on its own, is also fine.
But Keane maybe has a point here. This Spurs squad have laboured through games at times and Keane wouldn’t have stood for it. Of course, the game has changed now.
However, it would be interesting to see Kane really lose it with a teammate, if he felt it was the right thing to do to get the best from them.
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