Andy Townsend has defended Harry Kane’s recent performances by insisting it would be near-impossible for the striker to completely put the summer transfer sage behind him.
Kane has endured a terrible start to the season after his proposed move to Manchester City collapsed, with the striker yet to open his account in the Premier League.
The 28-year-old has received plenty of flak for his poor performance in the London derby on Sunday, with Roy Keane blasting his body language and Jamie O’Hara claiming he looked like a player who does not want to be at Spurs.
Townsend has now defended Kane and suggested the Tottenham striker deserves some sympathy for his lack of sharpness after the events.
Watch what the former Chelsea midfielder said about Kane on talkSPORT:
⏰ “Not long ago, Harry Kane probably thought he was going.”
❌ “He doesn’t look sharp. He looks like he’s still suffering from the fact that his move [to Man City] didn’t happen.”
Andy Townsend thinks Harry Kane is still reeling from the Man City move not happening pic.twitter.com/TZxBavDRi3
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 20, 2021
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I suspect this will all be forgotten in a few weeks when Kane starts banging in the goals again. He is too good a player not to come through this spell sooner rather than later.
As is the case usually with goalscorers, I believe the floodgates will open once the 28-year-old gets up and running for the season.
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