Jermaine Jenas has said that he wants to see more from Harry Kane in big matches.
Kane generally tends to start the season quite slowly, with the striker infamous for struggling in front of goal during August.
However, that has not been the case this campaign, with the striker’s goal in the first half of the clash against Arsenal being his seventh in eight Premier League games so far (Transfermarkt).
Despite converting from the penalty spot against the Gunners, Kane, as well as many of Tottenham’s star players, had a quiet game as Mikel Arteta’s men emerged 3-1 winners.
The Lilywhites were not aided by the fact that Emerson Royal was shown a straight red card on 62 minutes but Jenas insisted that he expected more from Kane on Saturday.
The former Spurs midfielder admitted that the striker’s legendary status at N17 is beyond doubt but he remarked that the 29-year-old has to do more in big matches.
When asked about Kane’s performance on Saturday, Jenas told Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel: “I need to see more from him.
“My biggest issue with Harry Kane – and he is going to be a God at Spurs whenever he decides to retire and he will go down as one of the greatest players in Premier League history – finals and big games, I think, are a problem when it comes to what he has done in those moments.”
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Jenas’ point about Kane perhaps needing to show more in big games is valid. He sometimes does not turn up in away matches against other ‘big six’ opposition.
However, I thought the 29-year-old was solid if not spectacular in the first half against Arsenal, even though he had two players on him every time he got on the ball.
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