Former Liverpool and Manchester United forward Michael Owen has suggested that Harry Kane wants Tottenham Hotspur to continue to attack more after going ahead in matches.
Owen was speaking after Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw against Fulham on Wednesday night in a match where Kane had opened the scoring in the first half with a fine diving header from a Sergio Reguilon cross.
Spurs had further opportunities to increase their lead through Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Heung-min Son but were unable to fund the back of the net which proved costly when Fulham’s Ivan Cavaleiro headed in with sixteen minutes left to play.
Owen suggested that Kane may not be happy with Tottenham’s defensive-minded tactics and would prefer to add to his goalscoring tally, rather than dropping deep and helping his side to try and protect their lead.
Tottenham have already lost ten points from winning positions in Premier League matches this season (Football365).
“I’m reading between the lines,” Owen told Premier League productions.
“He’s [Kane] saying ‘We were a bit panicky and dropped too deep’. Basically, he would prefer to score another goal. When the handbrake is off, we’re beating Fulham 1-0.
“It is a natural instinct to sit back, but the best form of defence is attack and I think Jose Mourinho could shake it up a bit and sometimes bring a centre-forward on.”
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