Former Spurs striker explains how Kane’s return has affected team’s form

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s season has taken a turn for the worse in the last fortnight as the club went from being discussed as potential title challengers to still having a lot of work to do to secure Champions League qualification.

Spurs only managed to take one point in their past three Premier League outings against Burnley, Chelsea and Arsenal.

The recent drop in form has surprised many people as Tottenham didn’t have any trouble getting results prior to this spell, even without the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli in their ranks.

People expected Tottenham to improve even further when Kane finally came back into the side but Spurs haven’t won a game since the England captain has returned from injury.

Former Spurs striker Garth Crooks has put this down the team trying to refind their rhythm to accommodate their star striker.

In an article for BBC, Crooks wrote, “Harry Kane is back and Spurs are having to find their rhythm again to accommodate him.”

He also added that Arsenal center half Sokratis Papastathopoulos was lucky that Kane was not firing on all cylinders in the North London derby.

He added: “Fortunately for Papastathopoulos, the Spurs striker is not yet firing on all cylinders which made life a little easier for the Greece defender, who handled not just the England center-forward extremely well but the occasion.”

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  1. Harry kane is not a big game finisher. Spurs seem to play better without him. He never makes the difference when it matters most


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