Harry Kane has, to put it bluntly, had it. In the aftermath of Tottenham Hotspur’s loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, Spurs’ vice captain and star striker let his emotions spill over, telling the press that there were “no positives” to take from falling to the Reds.
“I don’t think [there were]. Whenever you lose, you can never be encouraged. We battled, but you expect that at this level in every game. It’s disappointing being 1-0 up at half-time, being ahead and not being able to see it through.
“When you lose a game, it’s not a step forward. It showed we’ve got to work hard to win in the Premier League. It’s disappointing, so we’ll assess it this week and see where we can improve and take it into Everton next week.”
Yikes. That’s not the measured, positive Harry Kane we’re used to seeing. It is understandable though, considering what we know about Harry. We know he’s incredibly driven, hyper-competitive, and loves (LOVES) scoring goals. He’s also coming off of a couple of really good years both personally and with his club team, so when things start to trail off a bit it’s only natural that he might hit a bit of a wall with the press.
Even so, this isn’t going to do anything except encourage the ridiculous rumors that are linking him with a transfer (again) away from Spurs, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the fallout from this are headlines that breathlessly exhort “HARRY KANE WANTS OUT AT SPURS.” I don’t think that’s actually the case, but wouldn’t be at all shocked to see things like it from the rags.
Kane went on to say that Spurs need to be braver in attacking balls, especially crosses and passes into the area in future matches.
“I felt, especially [in the] second half, we could have kept the ball better, which would have allowed us to take the pressure off ourselves instead of getting pinned deep. “Balls in the box kept coming and coming. I felt we could have been a bit braver in that aspect. When we went 2-1 down, we started to do it better, create two or three chances towards the end, but it was too late.”
Spurs get a week off (which feels more and more like a rarity these days) before returning to Liverpool this coming weekend, this time to play Everton. With Tottenham now in 11th place in the table, closer to the relegation zone than to top four, and an away losing streak that stretches to last season, that match is starting to feel more and more like a must-win.