Kane stays in the race for Euro 2020 Golden Boot
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Jose Mourinho has suggested he doesn’t think Harry Kane will sign a new contract at Tottenham. However, the former Spurs head coach believes Kane will remain in north London this summer, amid continued links to Manchester City.
Kane has played a crucial role in England’s knockout campaign at Euro 2020.
The Three Lions captain has scored four goals in the three games since the group stage and will lead his team out in Sunday’s final against Italy at Wembley Stadium.
Kane needs just one goal against Italy to secure back-to-back Golden Boot awards at major tournaments, following his feat at the 2018 World Cup.
Ahead of the final, Mourinho has suggested that Kane’s chase to be named top goalscorer at the European Championship doesn’t matter.
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The Portuguese boss suggested that Kane offers much more than putting the ball in the back of the net.
He told talkSPORT: “Even without goals. There are some strikers where if they don’t score there contribution is nothing. Or they are like Harry.
“When Denmark scored, he started dropping, trying to get a reaction.
“Looking at the game where Italy had more difficulties, the most difficult moment was there not being a number nine target, and Harry does that better than anyone.
“So I think Harry will be dropping.”
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Away from Euro 2020, Mourinho gave his opinion on whether Kane will stay at Tottenham amid heavy speculation surrounding his desire to leave the club.
“Signing a new contract, I don’t know,” Mourinho explained.
“I would say that [Kane staying] probably is what is going to happen. I don’t see Mr Levy with the desire to sell him.
“Of course Harry was very clear before the Euros but I don’t see Levy open for that, but only they know.”
The 58-year-old also touched on the good luck message Kane previously revealed he sent ahead of Sunday’s final.
He said: “Yes, that’s what I do, even to my Roma players with Italy. I told them I leave them in peace.
“I know for Harry how important it is, his desire to win titles it will be his first one of his career.
“But really I leave him in peace because that’s what the players need. He knows the people that like him and we love that we are with him.”
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