Paul Robinson has claimed that the reaction from the Tottenham players when Harry Kane’s goal was given by VAR against Newcastle, shows how tight the Spurs dressing room is.
Kane allegedly pushed to join Manchester City in the summer, with the striker even reportedly not showing up for training in an effort to force Spurs’ hand into selling him.
The 28-year-old has looked a shadow of his old self so far this season, with many postulating that the failed transfer had affected his motivation to perform for Tottenham.
However, Kane seemed to have the support of his teammates, with Eric Dier even insisting last week that he had no doubts that the striker will once again prove his critics wrong.
The England captain finally got off the mark for the Premier League campaign in Tottenham’s 3-2 win over Newcastle on Sunday. His dinked finish over Karl Darlow was initially ruled out for offside before VAR overturned the decision.
When the goal was given, the striker was mobbed by all of his teammates, and Robinson insisted that it was a sign that the dressing room was behind him.
The former Tottenham goalkeeper told Football Insider: “It is great to see the dressing room is so close, so tight. They are obviously all in support of a player who is struggling for form and struggling for goals.
“For Kane to get to mid-October not having scored a Premier League goal… There is no hiding from it, there is not skirting around it, he is bang out of form.
“It was a massive, massive relief when VAR overturned the decision. You could see how much it meant to Kane and the rest of the team.”
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I do not believe Kane pushing for a move would have affected his relationship with his teammates. As professionals, I am sure they all fully understood why the 28-year-old was desperate to join City. The celebration was certainly evidence that Kane remains a popular figure in the dressing room.
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