Jermaine Jenas claims Spurs should be more like Man City

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Dom Le Roy

Despite the rather widespread view that Harry Kane isn’t in great form, the Spurs striker has already notched up 7 goals in 10 games for the club in all competitions so far this season (

The 26-year-old has also been prolific for England in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. It is fair to say that his own form has been overshadowed by Spurs’ below par performances on the pitch.

While the Spurs number ten continues breaking records in front of goal for club and country, there is a perception that his standards might have dropped over the last year and a half or so.

Former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas has now claimed that perhaps Kane needs some competition in order to push him to the next level.

In his column in the Express, Jenas opined that things have got rather stale at the club and that many players had started to get a bit too comfortable.

On Kane, Jenas wrote, “You’ve got a player up front, Kane who knows he is playing week in week out. He is not being pushed anymore. He needs someone snapping at his heels.

“By now Spurs should be a club like Man City, who have got players like Aguero and Jesus pushing each other. Harry Kane has no one pushing him.”

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While Jenas’ broader point about competition in the squad is fair, there are hardly any strikers in world football that Kane is not going to keep out of the team. With his mentality of wanting to play every game, I would argue Spurs would be better off bringing in a young and upcoming striker who can learn from Kane.

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  1. Spurs still have to pay for their new ground and have not got owners like City who have put billions of pounds of their own money into the club, so I wonder if Jenas could explain where the money will come from to buy these top level players as well as paying their huge wages.


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