‘Proud of the fans’ – Kane reacts to European Super League U-turn


Harry Kane has admitted that he is delighted that the proposals for the European Super League have collapsed after backlash from fans.

The idea of a European Super League has been floated by Europe’s biggest clubs for many years but the footballing world was left shocked when 12 of the continent’s heavy hitters signed on to play in such a competition in a clandestine manner last weekend.

Tottenham were one of the six clubs from the Premier League to join the breakaway competition but after a wave of protests from fans across the country, including from fans of the big six, all the English clubs decided to initiate their withdrawal process from the competition.

The proposal now looks dead in the water as the majority of those who signed the initial agreement have now reversed their decision to join the tournament.

Kane admitted that the idea was quite ill-conceived since the competitive nature of football is why so many people love the sport.

When asked about the ESL developments, the Tottenham striker told Sky Sports: “I liked the outcome of it. I didn’t quite like the idea of it if I’m honest.

“I can totally understand the fans’ point of view. From a lot of people’s point of view, it wasn’t quite right.

“It’s obviously been ended for now. I’m proud of the fans for sticking up for what they believe it. I am glad of what the outcome has become.”

“For football in general it’s good the way it is. The competitiveness is an important part of football and that’s the reason we play football.”

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