Ian Wright admits ‘sluggish’ Spurs player ‘needs to get himself going’

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Ian Wright
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Ian Wright has claimed that Harry Kane looked sluggish against Hungary but backed the Tottenham man to come good sooner rather than later.

Despite Kane’s poor form at club level this season, the striker has found scoring goals to be more straightforward for England, having scored in each of their World Cup qualifiers against Poland, Andorra and Hungary last month.

Gareth Southgate gave the 28-year-old his vote of confidence ahead of yesterday’s game, insisting that he is not worried about the striker’s form at club level.

However, the Three Lions were held to a 1-1 draw at Wembley by the resolute Hungarian outfit, with Kane struggling to get into the contest.

The Tottenham man failed to convert a straight-forward chance in the second half and was replaced by Tammy Abraham with 15 minutes left in the game.

Speaking after the game, Wright admitted that Kane looked off the pace, suggesting that it was a case of him not being switched on mentally.

The former Arsenal man told ITV: “He’s somebody who’s not quite at it, he’s a player that starts the season slowly.

“He needs to get up to speed with his sharpness. He looks a bit sluggish.

“Offsides he could’ve avoided if he was a bit sharper upstairs but Harry Kane will be fine, he just needs to get himself going.”

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While Kane does have a tendency to start the season slowly, he has certainly had enough time to build his match fitness up by now. The fact that he still looks sluggish is worrying and potentially indicative of a loss of confidence.

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