Gabriel Agbonlahor has claimed that Harry Kane’s Tottenham teammates will view the striker’s actions over the summer as a betrayal.
Kane allegedly failed to report back to pre-season training on time after his summer holiday in an effort to push through a transfer to Manchester City, although the striker subsequently denied refusing to train.
He was eventually reintegrated into the first team by Nuno Espirito Santo after it became clear he would be staying at Spurs this summer. Kane then opened his account for the season with a brace against Pacos De Ferriera in a Europa Conference League play-off.
The Athletic revealed last week that Kane has had no problems rejoining the dressing room as his teammates wanted the striker to stay.
However, Agbonlahor believes the Tottenham players would have felt let down by the England captain’s antics and suggested it might take some time for the 28-year-old to fully repair the damaged relationships.
When asked whether Kane’s behaviour would have caused tension between him and his teammates, the former Aston Villa striker told Football Insider: “I think it would for a few days, but they will be over it now.
“They’ve got a good international break now to forget about it.
“But definitely at first, the players will be fuming and would have felt betrayed by Harry Kane because he wanted to leave so much.
“After a few days, now he’s back in the team, it will die down and it will be forgotten.”
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There would have likely been some players who were miffed by Kane’s behaviour but I suspect that the majority will be happy that he stayed as we are a much better team with the 28-year-old in it.
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