‘Not quick enough’ – Paul Scholes claims Spurs man does not fit Nuno’s system

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Paul Scholes has suggested that Harry Kane simply does not fit into Nuno Espirito Santo’s system at Tottenham. 

The Manchester United icon stated that the 28-year-old’s lack of pace going forward is one of the reasons why he is struggling to adapt to the Portuguese coach’s style of play. 

The England captain has had issues mustering up any sort of form for Tottenham in the Premier League and is still goalless seven games into the campaign. 

However, Kane has fared better in the cup competitions and currently sits on three goals in the Europa Conference League and another one in the Carabao Cup. 

Nuno has attempted to implement his own methods since arriving at the club over the summer and has elected to go with a style that soaks up pressure and breaks forward on the attack. 

Wingers Heung-min Son, Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura have adapted well to Nuno’s style due to their pace and directness, however, it has not been as easy for Kane to adjust. 

Scholes feels Kane looks out of place in Spurs’ counter-attacking style and feels he is not the kind of player to fit that system. 

Speaking on The Overlap, he said: “They are playing on the counter-attack. Harry Kane is not a counter-attack player. He is not quick enough to be that.”

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Kane has never really been one to play on the counter-attack, as he hasn’t had the pace to adapt to that style. He is often the one to sit in a bit deeper and allow runners to fly past him so he can quarter-back the ball to them instead.

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