Former Premier League striker, Gabby Agbonlahor, has blasted Harry Kane’s energy in recent Tottenham performances, following a shocking statistic revelation.
The Spurs striker has netted just once this season, in Wednesday night’s Carabao cup clash v Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The lack of league goals comes as a surprise, with the Spurs talisman having bagged 23 goals in the Premier League last season.
Despite starting four out of five league games this campaign, the England skipper is yet to hit the ground running.
Indeed, he built a reputation of poor August and September starts earlier in his career. However, one statistic has been revealed that does not bode well for the talisman.
WhoScored revealed earlier this week Kane (10) has had fewer touches in the opposition penalty box in the Premier League than Joel Matip (11). Agbonlahor has questioned Kane’s commitment upon the shocking revelation.
“I think Spurs fans are not bothered about him not scoring. It’s about showing the energy for a club that you love and he’s not showing that,” he told Football Insider.
“He will have seen all the criticism he has got on social media and in the press.
“As a player, you can see from Harry Kane, you can tell he will put it all to one side – his sulking and being trapped – and start scoring goals and getting assists sooner rather than later.”
Transfer toil humbles Kane
Kane’s reported move to Manchester City over the summer did not materialise, keeping him at White Hart Lane until January at the earliest.
One pundit claims the striker has to show the correct attitude in order to force a big move.
“He’s done at Tottenham. But if he thinks downing tools or being moody will get him a move to Manchester City – or any other club, for that matter – in January or next summer then he’s very much mistaken,” said Stan Collymore.
“Clubs will pay the dough for a focused Kane but not a pale imitation of the goalscorer supreme who gets just 10 goals this season.”
Ahead of a big north London derby at the weekend, Spurs fans will hope Kane is firing on all cylinders. The club will not want to be resigned to defeat after the shaky start their rivals have made in the Premier League.