Alasdair Gold was told that Harry Kane was ‘a bit bleary-eyed’ last Tuesday when he returned from the United States after watching the Masters, but had plenty of time to rest up before the Brighton defeat.
Kane made a trip across the pond to catch the Masters following Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa two weeks ago. The England captain’s trip was quite public, with the striker even joining Sky Sports during their live coverage of the tournament.
When the 28-year-old put in a lacklustre performance on Saturday as Spurs were turned over by Brighton at home, some wondered whether the striker’s display was a result of tiredness following a trip to the US.
Gold subsequently revealed on Football.London that Kane had returned to London immediately after the tournament finished and that he joined the rest of the squad for training at Hotspur Way on Tuesday.
The journalist has now stated that while he was told the England captain was feeling a bit jetlagged, there was more than enough time for his body clock to get adjusted before the clash against the Seagulls.
Gold said on the latest episode of the Gold & Guest Talk Tottenham Podcast: “All it was was that they had to be back in training on the Tuesday.
“Yes, he went away. Yes, he went to a different continent in a different timezone, but he was barely there for 48 hours, his body clock probably didn’t even adjust and then he was back.
“Yes, I was told he was a bit bleary-eyed on the Tuesday when he got back, but he’s had four full nights sleep and training, so he had loads of time.”
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It was not just Kane who was poor against Brighton but so were the majority of the Spurs players. So, it is not fair to put blame the 28-year-old’s performance on his trip to the US.
However, once he made the trip public, some fans were always going to jump on it if we failed to beat Brighton.
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