Ex-Chelsea player compares Tottenham star to Jack Wilshere

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may be taking a lead to the Etihad in their two-legged Champions League clash with Man City, but they will be doing so without their lead goal scorer.

Harry Kane suffered yet another ankle ligament injury during the first leg, after needlessly rushing into a late challenge on Fabian Delph.

Kane got his ankle trapped between Delph’s boot and the turf, rolling it and sustaining a similar injury to the one that kept him out for a month in January/February time.

This will likely keep Kane out for the season, but ex-Chelsea player Tony Cascarino has suggested that the star will have to change the way he plays in the long term.

He compared Kane to Jack Wilshere in the sense that he has a habit of leaving one of his ankles open and isolated when going into those kinds of challenges, inviting injuries and long-term spells on the touchline.

He said (talkSPORT – quoted by HITC): “I’d like to think Harry has learnt a lesson this week because the Man City game, his challenge, which obviously he came out second best, that was the challenge forwards made in years gone by.

“I remember doing a piece on Jack Wilshere and talking about the type of tacking he was making in games and he would do what Harry did in midweek too often. He would make a challenge and just leave one of his legs isolated that if he got challenged he could turn an ankle or roll a knee. I think that is what Harry is got to be careful of.”

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