Garth Crooks praises Harry Kane but levels criticism at team-mate

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BBC football pundit Garth Crooks has named one Tottenham Hotspur player in his Premier League team of the week.

The former Spurs striker decided to praise Harry Kane whilst also levelling criticism at midfielder Dele Alli.

Crooks claimed that Kane offers Spurs consistency whereas Dele Alli fails to deliver on a regular basis whilst also suggesting that the current Spurs captain does not sulk.

Kane has been back on the goal trail over the festive period after netting in the Boxing Day victory against Brighton with a well-taken goal.

He also showed he has nerves of steel when he was brought down in the box and dusted himself off to score a late penalty to level the score against Norwich City at Carrow Road to come away with a point.

The 26-year-old has now netted 136 goals in 200 Premier League appearances for Tottenham.

Crooks told the BBC when asked about Kane: “Unlike Dele Alli you do know what you’re going to get from Tottenham striker Kane – total commitment, no sulking and a regular return of goals, and the England captain didn’t disappoint against Brighton. What looked like a routine finish was anything but. The same was true when he saved the day for Tottenham at Carrow Road. Once Kane stepped up to take the penalty you knew Spurs were assured of a point. Kane to the rescue once again.”

Opinion

Crooks’ criticism of Dele appears to be harsh considering he has been one of our better performers over the past month and also scored an important goal on Boxing Day.

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