Tottenham Hotspur captain, Harry Kane, has now claimed that his side were not brave enough against Liverpool yesterday in the 2-1 defeat.
Despite Harry putting the Lilywhites 1-0 up within the first minute, Spurs instantly sank back further and further into their own half, welcoming a Liverpool onslaught.
It always felt as if the constant pressure from the home side would result in a goal and Jordan Henderson finally equalised at the beginning of the second half.
Serge Aurier then handed Liverpool a penalty with 15 minutes to go after tripping Sadio Mane in the box, with Mo Salah converting.
Harry Kane believes that Tottenham had to be braver in passing their way out and keeping the ball for prolonged periods, rather than just hoofing it clear.
Despite the narrow margin of loss and his own goal that takes him joint third in the all-time Spurs scoring charts, Kane insisted there were no positives to take from the loss.
He said (Standard): “I don’t think [there were positives]. Whenever you lose, you can never be encouraged. We battled, but you expect that at this level in every game. It’s disappointing being 1-0 up at half-time, being ahead and not being able to see it through.
“When you lose a game, it’s not a step forward. It showed we’ve got to work hard to win in the Premier League. It’s disappointing, so we’ll assess it this week and see where we can improve and take it into Everton next week.
“I felt, especially [in the] second half, we could have kept the ball better, which would have allowed us to take the pressure off ourselves instead of getting pinned deep,” Kane said. “Balls in the box kept coming and coming. I felt we could have been a bit braver in that aspect. When we went 2-1 down, we started to do it better, create two or three chances towards the end, but it was too late.”
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