‘You haven’t got a clue’ – Gary Lineker sends message to critics of Spurs player

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Dom Le Roy

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:

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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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3 COMMENTS

  1. If Aguero only scored 138 goals in the first 200 ,games, then he also doesn’t score every game.

    I seem to remember that Aguero (and Kane sometimes) net hat tricks (or more per game in Aguero’s case) which means they may only score in every other game.

    Harry is still a wonderful player who doesn’t just score goals. His hold up play and cross field passes are some of the best anywhere.

  2. It’s become useless asking many fans of opposing teams in this country what they think of Kane. The discussion quickly devolves into diarrhea, they start talking over you etc. It’s embarrassing.

    Talking of Aguero, bear in mind he generally has far better players around him. In quality terms. The Poch era was as much about fitness and an unrelenting attitude week in, week out as much as star quality. Note how we struggled to turn the top teams over? Or at least really do a number on them? I don’t think that’s a coincidence. We done better season-by-season apart from the last one-and-a bit but we’re ultimately hampered by our financial set-up. Bank balance matters.

    The point I’m making is it’s much easier to score for City. Hence why Kane is universally recognized by experts as the best centre forward in the PL over the last five years. He doesn’t have KDB putting it on the poverbial platter. He has to do more to score. If City get an injury they can just replace them with a near-equivalent. He’s a far better footballer than Aguero as well.

    Fingers crossed with his injuries, it’s unbelievable what’s happened to him in the last two years.

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