Former Spurs boss hails one player who was ‘the difference’ against Wolves

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Ex-Tottenham Hotspur head coach Tim Sherwood lauded Harry Kane for being the difference maker for his side against Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday.

Tottenham were dealt a stern challenge from a compact and determined Wolves side in North London, with Bruno Lage’s men dominating the opening 45 minutes of the match.

Wolves came close to putting one past Hugo Lloris a couple of times, showcasing a similar performance to their opening two games as they struggled to covert positive football into goals.

Despite that, Antonio Conte’s side fought their way back in the second half and regained control at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Breaking down the visitors still proved to be tough, but Kane was once again the decisive factor as he headed home the winner just past the hour mark after Ivan Perisic flicked on Son Heung-Min’s corner kick.

Sherwood pointed out how important Kane is for Conte as the England skipper can always make an impact out of nowhere, even if he is not heavily involved in a match. For the same reason, he argued Spurs are never truly out of a game when Kane is on the pitch.

Speaking on Matchday Live on Optus Sport, Sherwood said: “They just get the job done; typical Antonio Conte side. Long may it continue. It’s not pretty to watch.

“Harry Kane, let’s use him as an example: he never had one kick of the football hardly at Chelsea last week and he scores the equaliser in the 96th minute, always kept going, when you’ve got a striker on the pitch like this boy, you’re always going to be in the game.

“Today, first half, least touches out of any player on the pitch, just keep him on the field, he will create something, or he will score something. That is exactly what he’s done today; he’s the difference.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Kane has once again proved how key he is in a Conte system, having enjoyed a solid start to the campaign. Usually labelled as a slow starter, particularly in August, the 29-year-old has shown no such signs of rust this time around, even if he has not been as impactful in terms of his overall performance.

Kane’s crucial goals against Chelsea and Wolves have provided an extra three important points to his team in such an early stage. While there is room for growth, getting favourable results without performing well is a sign of a top team and their ability to cope with different situations.

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