Ex-Spurs man claims one player was trying ‘too hard’ against Aston Villa

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Former Tottenham defender, Alan Hutton has claimed that Harry Kane was trying a little too hard against Aston Villa this afternoon.

Spurs put an end to their torrid form with a 2-1 win over Villa at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, following three straight London Derby defeats to Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg opened the scoring with a neat finish in the first half, with Ollie Watkins momentarily equalising before a Heung-min Son cross forced an own-goal winner just minutes later.

While Harry Kane was not amongst the goals or assists in front of his home crowd, his performance drastically improved when compared to the Chelsea and Arsenal games.

However, Hutton believes the England captain is trying to force things at the moment due to his hectic summer and the subsequent goal drought. The Scottish pundit argued that Kane is trying to get into spaces rather than waiting for things to happen naturally.

He said  BBC Radio 5 Live (3:54 pm, October 3, 2021): “He is one of the best strikers in the world for me, and he always will be. You go through these patches.

“Obviously what happened in the summer has affected him, but maybe at the moment, he is just trying a little bit too hard. He is trying to get into the spaces where normally it comes naturally to him.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

The performance today was much better from Kane, which I think had a lot to do with the change or formation. He was actually involved in the play a lot more and there were constantly Spurs players around him and beyond him to link with. The goals will come.

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