Dean Saunders believes Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane would have been ‘crying all week’ if he was in Mohamed Salah’s boots following Liverpool’s 9-0 win against Bournemouth.
Kane scored a brace in Tottenham’s last fixture against Nottingham Forest to give Tottenham a 2-0 victory on the day. In contrast, Salah failed to get on the scoresheet or assist despite his team running away 9-0 winners against newly-promoted Bournemouth.
Kane took his tally for the season to four goals after four games compared to the Egyptian’s two in the Premier League (BBC Sport). Both players will be widely considered as two of the contenders for the Golden Boot this season, alongside Erling Haaland.
Both Kane and Salah had opportunities to net more goals this week as the Spurs centre-forward missed a penalty against Forest, and the 30-year-old winger wasted several golden opportunities to get himself on the scoresheet against Scott Parker’s team.
Saunders has now claimed that strikers like Kane would be losing their head over failing to score in a match where his team netted nine goals.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Saunders said: “The main thing is, as a striker and out-and-out goalscorer – Ally was one, I was one – I used to get out of bed in the morning thinking ‘how many goals can I score today?’
“Every day nothing else mattered in my life apart from how many goals I was going to get in training, how could I improve for Saturday, and whom I was playing against. I think that’s his [Kane’s] biggest strength, his drive and his desire to score goals.
“You know you had some players that you played with who were brilliant players but they didn’t really care if they scored or not. He [Kane] does. If he was playing for Liverpool on Saturday and they scored nine and he never scored, he’d be crying all week!”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Harry Kane has changed his game up in recent seasons to create more for his teammates, and is often very unselfish when it comes to sacrificing his own goals.
However, I can see what Saunders is saying here. Kane is always focused on the back of the net, and while securing three points is his priority, failing to score when the team nets nine would keep him up at night.
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