Alan Shearer has waxed lyrical over Harry Kane’s performance following his return to the side on Sunday after the striker helped Tottenham to a 2-0 win over West Brom.
Tottenham had suffered three back-to-back defeats going into the clash against the Baggies and were struggling to create chances without their talismanic striker.
However, Kane’s return to the side made a huge difference as the England captain’s ability to drop deep and link-up play gave Spurs more purposefulness in attack which seemed to be missing in their last two games.
The 27-year-old opened the scoring for Jose Mourinho’s men and played an important part in the build-up to the second goal, which was scored by Son just minutes later.
Shearer claimed that Kane did not seem 100 per cent fit but raved about the quality that the striker displayed in his all-round play to help his side return to winning ways.
The former Newcastle man told BBC Match of the Day 2: “What a performance he put in.
“Everything Tottenham did well today, he was involved in it – whether it was coming deep and linking up again and setting Tottenham on their way, whether it was out wide crossing, whether it was him running in behind.
“I don’t think he was 100 per cent because I think there was a little bit of doubt in his mind there, with the balance and reluctance to go full pelt.
“It’s so clever the movement for his goal. Big Sam will moan that he’s got too much space. But he finds that space. The touch and the finish: sublime.”
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I was a bit worried that perhaps Kane had been rushed back too early but he certainly looked sharp on Sunday. Hopefully, Kane, Son and Hojbjerg remain fit for the rest of the season as we will likely be in bring trouble if we lose any one of those three for a sustained period.
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