Robbie Keane fires warning at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur slumped to their third successive defeat against Inter Milan on Tuesday, after leading the Champions League tie 1-0 with 85 minutes gone.

This is the second time in three games that Spurs have let a lead slip in the final moments of a match, with another 2-1 loss to Liverpool inbetween too.

Many of the players have come under fire for underperforming, as they have look lethargic, sloppy and poor on the ball.

One player who has come under more criticism than most is Harry Kane, with many accusing him of being burnt out after a long last season with Spurs, and a World Cup with England.

Kane insists that he feels fit and ready to challenge again this season, but his sluggish performances say otherwise.

Former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane has given the inside track on Kane, Tottenham and their transfer problems.

Keane was part of the deadly four striker team of himself, Jermain Defoe, Dimitar Berbatov, and Darren Bent, all of whom were always amongst the goals.

Keane said: “Knowing Harry the way I do – he used to clean my boots when I was there – he just wants to play football and score goals.

“But he is in a different situation to when I played, because they don’t have four strikers like we did.

“They have him and Fernando Llorente. No disrespect to Llorente, because he’s a good target man who will do a job for the team, but he’s not going to score 20 or 25 goals a season.

“So if Tottenham leave Harry out, because he’s tired, then they’re making a statement that they don’t want to finish in the top four.

“It’s just not going to happen if you leave him out for a few games, because of the goals that he brings, so it’s unrealistic to rest him.

“At the same time, it’ll annoy Harry, all this talk about him being tired. If he scores a couple of goals this weekend, though, people will forget about it.”

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