Tony Cascarino reckons Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will face more injury problems next season if he doesn’t curb his enthusiasm – and even said the injury he has sustained is his own fault.
The England captain had to leave the field of play in the second half against Manchester City during the teams’ Champions League quarter-final first leg following a challenge with Fabian Delph.
Kane hobbled straight down the tunnel, and fans now face a nervous wait regarding his condition.
Kane, of course, has struggled in the past with ankle injuries so there is real concern over his latest setback.
While many are sympathetic over the striker, former Republic of Ireland striker Cascarino believes he was at fault and needs to make a big change in his game to prevent picking up further injuries.
Writing for The Times, he said: “Harry Kane appeared to suffer quite a bad ankle injury in a challenge with Fabian Delph near the touchline but it was a challenge that the Tottenham player should not have been making.
“He should just be covering and standing up rather than jumping in.
“He has a history of ankle problems and if he continues to make challenges like that he will be suffering a couple of long injury absences each season.”
Cascarino’s views will certainly not go down well with the Tottenham faithful.
Kane was entitled to challenge Delph for the ball and was highly unfortunate to have come off as bad as he did.
The striker’s commitment to the cause is admirable, and he should not be blamed for trying to do the dirty work for his team.
He embodies the Mauricio Pochettino way, and his action was exactly what the Argentine coach would have wanted.