Ryan Mason reacts to what Harry Kane did after Spurs loss
Ryan Mason has responded – in comments reported by Football London – to the notion that Harry Kane may have been saying farewell to the Tottenham Hotspur fans as he applauded the crowd following their defeat on Wednesday.
Of course, much of the build-up to the clash with Aston Villa was dominated by talk surrounding Kane’s future.
It was reported by various outlets this week that Kane has told Spurs that he wants to leave. The Daily Mirror was amongst those to suggest that the striker has set his sights on joining Manchester City.
Nevertheless, the 27-year-old kept his place for the penultimate game of the campaign. Unfortunately, it proved to be a hugely disappointing evening for Tottenham.
Spurs were outclassed by Villa in a game that would have done little for their hopes of holding onto their talisman.
Following the game, Kane was seen applauding the supporters. Obviously, should he leave this summer, the defeat will have proved to have been his final home appearance for Spurs.
The images may look a little ominous for those desperately hoping Kane will stay. But Mason insisted that there was nothing out of the ordinary in what Kane did.
“It’s normal,” he said, as reported by Football London. “If anyone has been at the last home game of the season while Harry Kane has played at this football club, he has been pretty consistent in going around the pitch, clapping the fans and getting a good reaction.
“Nothing has changed this season to home games in previous seasons, it’s normal.”
It is not uncommon for players to spend longer applauding fans in the final home of the season. And it is obviously much more poignant this term with supporters only just returning to grounds.
But at the same time, you could understand why Kane would have wanted to cover all bases in case he does indeed leave this summer.
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