Neville: Kane knows Spurs aren't going to challenge for the top four

Harry Kane ‘looked despondent towards the end’ of Chelsea thrashing and knows Spurs aren’t going to challenge for the top four this season, claims Gary Neville

  • Gary Neville says Harry Kane knows Tottenham won’t challenge for the top four 
  • Kane was left frustrated as Tottenham were beaten 3-0 at home by Chelsea 
  • The striker was heavily linked with a move away but ended up staying at Spurs 

Gary Neville believes Harry Kane will be thinking that Tottenham won’t be able to get into the top four following their 3-0 defeat to Chelsea.

Kane cut a frustrated figure as Tottenham were beaten on Sunday and Neville feels that the striker will be hugely concerned about his prospects of winning silverware with the club.

The 28-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City during the summer transfer window but he ended up staying at Tottenham and Neville hinted that Kane isn’t connecting well with his team-mates.

Gary Neville believes Harry Kane knows Tottenham won’t challenge for a place in the top four

Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, Neville said: ‘It’s never easy when a player wants to leave your club and everyone in the ground and in the dressing room knows that he wants to leave.

‘Things aren’t going well. We had the stat at Crystal Palace where he’d played his first 90 minutes without a touch in the opposition box or a shot on target. Little things like that start to ring before the game. 

‘There were alarm bells and now there will be further questions as he looked despondent towards the end.

‘He was playing against a very good team and he’s been part of a Tottenham team in this situation for a number of years.’

Neville commented that Kane cut a frustrated figure as Tottenham were beaten 3-0 by Chelsea

Despite his undoubted quality, Kane is still awaiting his first trophy and the prospect of winning the Premier League with Tottenham seems rather remote.

Neville continued: ‘He’ll be thinking, “I’m here again”. He’ll be thinking, ‘I’m not going to challenge for the title again at Tottenham and I’m not even going to get into the top four”. He wanted more.

‘He wanted to challenge for titles and this Chelsea team will challenge for titles. I can’t see any way in which they won’t. Of course, they could get injuries but I just look to the bench. They seem to have everything.’ 

Kane has often started seasons slowly and he has yet to score in the Premier League this campaign.

However, given the quality he possesses, it is widely expected that he will be able to start scoring again with regularity soon.

The striker has yet to find the net in the Premier League for Tottenham so far this campaign

Tottenham commenced the campaign with three 1-0 victories in succession, which included them beating Manchester City.

However, since then matters have taken a turn for the worse as they were beaten 3-0 by Crystal Palace before losing by the same scoreline against Chelsea.

Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger all scored as Thomas Tuchel’s side took all three points at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

Kane and Tottenham will be looking to bounce back in Sunday’s north London derby away to Arsenal. 




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