Dimitar Berbatov has claimed that Harry Kane will still be consumed by regret over his failed move to Manchester City this summer.
Keeping Kane was widely seen as Tottenham’s best bit of business during the summer transfer window as Daniel Levy held resolute amidst City’s approach.
Reports indicate that City are unlikely to reignite their interest in the England captain during January or next summer after failing to get the deal over the line during the recent transfer window.
Alasdair Gold has also suggested that he expects the striker’s representatives to begin talks with the Spurs heirarchy over a new contract soon.
Kane has made a lacklustre start to the season, looking short of sharpness in the matches he has played so far.
Berbatov was extremely critical of Tottenham’s disappointing result at Crystal Palace over the weekend, insisting that Kane would still be ‘brooding’ that he did not get a move to the Etihad.
The former Tottenham striker told Betfair (as relayed by Manchester Evening News): “Spurs made a great start to the season before losing to opponents you would expect them to beat. How many times have we said that in the past?
“Nuno Espirito Santo’s team were trashed by Crystal Palace last Saturday. It was infuriating because these are the games Spurs must win if they’re to make progress this season – 1-0, 2-0, I don’t care. Just get the three points.
“Tottenham have great players but if you aren’t consistent you have nothing. Harry Kane didn’t have a touch in the opposition box at Selhurst Park, the first time that’s happened in his career. He’s still brooding about not getting his move to City.
“Trust me, I’ve been in Kane’s situation and there are lots of emotions going through his head at the moment. He will be thinking: ‘What if that transfer had happened and I was playing for City now?’
“He needs to stay mentally strong because he is one of the best in the world. Once he starts scoring he will put the summer behind him and concentrate on performing for Spurs.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Kane would not be human if he did not have ‘what if’ thoughts regarding his failed move to City as a player of his talent deserves to be competing for top honours.
However, I do not believe that will affect his on-pitch performances as the striker is a model professional, who would be desperate to continue banging in the goals.
We have seen on many occasions in the past that the 28-year-old starts the season slow and takes a few weeks to get into his stride. So, I am not too worried by his lacklustre displays so far this season.
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