Former Tottenham striker, Gary Lineker, has taken to Twitter to call out the footballing knowledge of those who question Harry Kane’s attributes.
Kane’s goalscoring statistics set him apart from, not only most strikers in world football at the moment, but also many all-time greats.
In fact, in what was his 200th Premier League appearance on Tuesday, the striker netted his 137th goal, a tally which is only bettered by Sergio Aguero who recorded 138 strikes in his first 200 appearances (BBC Sport).
Kane’s strike rate is particularly impressive in comparison to the likes of Thiery Henry and Aguero, considering that these players were established stars when they arrived in the Premier League unlike Kane, who initially made plenty of appearances off the bench.
Despite his enviable record for both club and country, the 26-year-old often gets criticised unfairly by opposition fans, with many insisting that he is ‘overrated’.
Lineker, who knows a thing or two about what makes a good striker, has clearly had enough of the slander that comes the England captain’s way.
He posted the following message about the Spurs number ten:
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 23, 2020
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Most of the criticism towards Kane from opposition fans come from a place of envy. If he does not score in a couple of games, he is deemed overrated. As soon as he finds the back of the net a couple of times, there are question marks over whether he is too good for Spurs and calls for him to leave the club. So, I do not think we should be paying attention to what some opposition fans think of him.
What I find much more puzzling is the minority of Spurs fans who seem to jump on his back. There were a few suggestions that perhaps he should be dropped following his performance against Man Utd, which I found to be shocking. We know that historically, Kane needs a few games under his belt to get going. Now that he has opened his account in 2020, I fancy him to go on a run until the end of the season and bang in the goals.
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