Former Arsenal striker claims Spurs star doesn’t look sharp

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Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has claimed that Harry Kane doesn’t seem sharp at present.

Despite Wright’s comments about the striker’s display for England against Croatia in which he scored the winning goal, he did have some glowing praise for the Spurs man at the same time.

Wright suggested that Kane doesn’t seem to be moving quick enough and thinks that he is suited more to playing a deep striking role to allow the likes of those with pace such as Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling to push in advance to stretch the opposition.

Kane’s 85th minute goal against Croatia at Wembley helped to end a run of seven matches without finding the back of the net for his country.

Tottenham fans will be hoping their star striker continues his goalscoring form at Wembley again this weekend when Chelsea are the visitors in what could be a huge game in deciding the shape of the top four come the end of the season.

Wright was quoted by Football.London as saying the following after appearing on ITV Sport: “Harry Kane had a couple of chances [against Croatia] and we know he’s capable of scoring them,

“But this is just him being in the right place at the right time. No matter what’s happened with the defenders, he’s taken a chance and it’s a brilliant finish. He’s right in the six yard box but he needs to be in there to miss and that’s where you want Harry Kane.

“We were very surprised by the way he plays because he doesn’t seem sharp, he doesn’t seem like he’s moving quick enough but if you look at [Marcus] Rashford and [Raheem] Sterling, and the way they’re bursting forward when he drops into that hole it suits him.

“It suits him to a tee because we know that when it comes down to it he’ll be in the box when it maters.”

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  1. i agree he hasn’t looked his sharpest most of the season. The early miss for England. He has so much time. He didn’t seem to realise he has nobody marking him. The miss from 6 yards was really poor and unlike him. The winning goal was a great finish, even from close range, but no doubt he hasn’t been himself. He hasn’t said anything publicly, but I really do think it could come from having two young kids now and not getting enough sleep. Even if his wife is dealing with them in the night. Harry is doing OK, but I think he has looked more sluggish this season than any other since his hot streak. It could also be tiredness from the summer.

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