‘Not helping his team’ – Shearer criticises Spurs player after Chelsea loss

Harry Kane Nuno Espirito Santo
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Alan Shearer has criticised Harry Kane’s performance during Tottenham’s 3-0 defeat to Chelsea, claiming he is ‘not helping his team’. 

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were swept aside by the Blues in the second half, with all three goals coming after the break.  

Defeat in the London derby marks the second consecutive loss in the Premier League for Spurs, despite starting the campaign with three top flight wins in a row. 

Spurs talisman Kane was again an ominous figure out on the pitch, where it was yet another game where he struggled to have much of an impact. 

This comes after last weekend against Crystal Palace, where the England captain failed to register a shot on target or touch in the opposition box. 

Kane was looking to get a bit more involved against Chelsea on this occasion but had to drop deep in search of possession to avoid being marked out of the game. 

As such, that has frustrated former Newcastle United striker Shearer, who claims Kane’s display did not exactly benefit himself or his side. 

Shearer said on Match of the Day 2 (19/09/21): “Too many times Harry Kane was quite content to sit in the midfield and try and direct things from midfield.

“We know he’s good at that, we know he can do that. But at times, it’s not helping him. And it’s certainly not helping his team.”

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Compared to last season, it has been a very slow start to the campaign for Kane. Spurs as a team need to find a way to get him firing, with the side already struggling for goals so early on into the season. As a lone striker, Kane frequently dropping deep isn’t exactly going to put him in the best position to open his account. 

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