Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane aimed a dig at Tottenham Hotspur ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier against Albania yesterday evening.

Heading into the match at Wembley, Kane had not scored in eight hours and 38 minutes of action for Tottenham and also failed to find the back of the net against Hungary last month.

Keane was appearing as a pundit for ITV Sport and was asked about the 28-year-old in which he took aim and suggested that the Three Lions captain had to buck up his ideas.

The 50-year-old claimed that Kane should be used to disappointment, given the fact that he plays for Tottenham considering the North Londoners struggle to win silverware to the amusement of Ian Wright, with their last success coming thirteen years ago when they beat Chelsea in the League Cup final.

Kane answered his critics in the best possible way with a clinical display of finishing in the first half, having netted a hat-trick while also providing an assist for Jordan Henderson.

Keane told ITV (12/11/21 at 19:35): “He’s [Kane] got to liven up, he’s got to liven up,

“He’s got to look at himself and say “Get over these disappointments” – look, he plays for Spurs he should be used to disappointment, it’s not like they win stuff.

“Get back to the basics, get hold of the ball, show some sort of leadership and no more excuses.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Roy Keane is known for his dry sense of humour and it is not the first time that he has aimed a dig at Spurs, however, fans now have the optimism that significant improvement could be around the corner under the management of Antonio Conte.

The Italian’s no-nonsense approach is exactly what the players need after the disappointing tenures of Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo.

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