Roy Keane and Micah Richards have strong opposing views on what is going wrong for Harry Kane at Tottenham Hotspur so far this season.
After a summer of intense speculation regarding his future, the England captain took to social media to announce he would be staying at Spurs for the campaign and thus ended all speculation of a £150million transfer to Manchester City.
But since this decision, Kane has struggled to hit top form.
Drawing a blank in Spurs’ 3-0 loss at home to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon means it’s now four Premier League games without a goal for the usually prolific centre-forward.
Although, the root of Kane’s problems is up for debate.
Keane’s concern is that the 28-year-old is still dealing with the hangover of not getting a move to Man City in the summer transfer window as he questioned Kane’s body language.
“He scored against Poland, they’re no mugs. To me his body language, he’s closing people down, he’s your top man he’s the guy you’re going to hang your hat on even on an off day,” Keane said on Sky Sports.
“It’s great to have a man lashing them in the back of the net but I still want more from strikers, when it gets up to you make it stick, knock someone over, start shouting at people. Start digging people out.
“A bit of the hangover from the summer, that would be my concern.”
However, Richards doesn’t agree that the failed Man City transfer is playing on Kane’s mind as he thinks it has more to do with a lack of chances being created which is forcing the striker to alter his position.
“I think he’s coming too deep. He gets frustrated when he doesn’t get the ball,” Richards argued. “I feel that’s him as a person, he gets frustrated when he doesn’t get the ball, he wants to touch it, feel it spray the 40-yard balls.
“Chelsea knew his game and nullified the threat. He’s said he’s staying now, I think his head is totally clear now but they’re just not creating enough and that doesn’t help when he drops so deep.”
Source by Football London