Tottenham harder to beat without Kane claims Prem manager

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may be without Harry Kane for the rest of this season, a huge blow to both their top four and Champions League hopes.

Kane picked up yet another ankle ligament injury after flying into a challenge with Fabian Delph against Man City on Tuesday night.

The England skipper hopped straight down the tunnel and later left the stadium in a protective boot.

The Tottenham man has sustained several similar injuries over the last few years, and is often out for a month or so.

This means that Spurs will have to play the Champions League quarter final away leg against Man City without Kane in two weeks time, as well as any games beyond that if they qualify.

However, before that huge clash, Spurs must navigate Huddersfield at home on Saturday without their main man.

Huddersfield boss Jan Siewert believes that Spurs are actually tougher to beat when Harry Kane doesn’t play.

He said (BT Sport): “It’s interesting because it definitely changes them. With him they play in different shapes and when he didn’t play they had other shapes. In a way it makes it more difficult.

“But for me it’s about how we play, how we solve the challenges they give us.”

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  1. This is all nonsense, no matter who says it.
    Tottenham are NOT tougher to beat without Kane. It’s an illusion,
    and a bit of a damning indictment of some of our players’ thinking
    when Harry is fit and playing.
    It’s quite clear that some players do step up when Harry is injured,
    and that is obviously good in itself. We need that desire and attitude.
    But it’s also quite clear that when their talisman comes back, some don’t feel
    that need to go the extra mile or maintain the standard they set in his absence.
    It’s like a mixture of too much trust and reliance (in Kane), possible jealousy,
    definitely expectation that, ‘now he’s back we can relax, chaps’.
    Harry has already been showing for two years, however, that he’s not the ‘selfish’
    striker he once was (that’s not a criticism as strikers have to be like that, and in
    some ways I wish he was still that player, although his ankle injuries have changed
    Now Harry comes deeper and works much harder for the team (whether Spurs or
    England), and is often the creator/provider these days, rather than scorer.
    A few other Spurs players need to take a long hard look at themselves and ensure they
    give their very best all of the time, whether Harry is playing or not!


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