Harry Kane opens up on his meeting with Levy before Ryan Mason decision

Harry Kane has admitted that he met with Daniel Levy ahead of Tottenham’s decision to put Ryan Mason in charge as the Spurs chairman wanted to know what was on the players’ mind.

When Spurs announced their decision last Monday that Cristian Stellini and the rest of the coaching staff had departed, with Mason being handed the reins, it was revealed that Levy met with the ‘player committee’ to discuss the current state of affairs.

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The Guardian subsequently reported that Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg were the four players who were consulted before the decision was made.

Kane has now confirmed that he had an ‘honest conversation’ with Levy, which centred around what would give the club the best chance of having a strong finish to the season.

The striker told Football.London: “The chairman asked for a meeting.

“Obviously I won’t go into what was said but I think it was important [for him] to understand where the players’ heads were at that moment.

 “Obviously coming off the back of that result. And it wasn’t just that result. It had been building up since the international break when we conceded two goals against Southampton.

“It was an honest conversation of where everyone is at and what we need to try to do to give us the best possible chance to finish the season with something.

“We’re still fighting for fourth place but if it’s not fourth we’ll try to finish fifth or sixth, as high up as we can.

“In this league, it’s so competitive, you can easily end up 8th or 9th if you’re not careful.

Kane also spoke glowingly of the impact Mason has had since taking over, remarking that his former teammate has an excellent understanding of the game.

He said about the 31-year-old’s appointment: “I think he’s been great. He’s come in at a really difficult time after that defeat and he’s not had long to implement any style.

“So it’s all been about motivation and getting some belief back in the boys.

“I’ve known Ryan a long, long time. He’s a great football brain. He sees the game in a really good way, he’s worked under some fantastic managers so far.

“So look, we’re all fully behind him. We really want to work for him and try to finish the season as strong as we can. And he’s a great guy and a great manager.

“Hopefully, we can finish strong and see what happens.”

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Given the relationship that Levy has with Kane, I suspect that the Spurs chairman would also have consulted the striker about the managerial appointment.

However, the fact that we are not going after Pochettino would suggest that the 29-year-old’s input might have not been listened to.

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