Tottenham: Mourinho previews Liverpool trip
Harry Kane is having one of his best seasons to date for Tottenham, scoring 9 goals and assisting a further 10, having formed a brilliant partnership with Son Heung-min. But ahead of Spurs’ top of the of the table clash against Liverpool, Michael Owen has revealed a concern he has for the England captain.
Tottenham star Harry Kane will be “frustrated” at being handed a new role by Jose Mourinho this season.
That is the opinion of former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen.
Kane is having one of his best seasons to date so far, scoring 9 goals and assisting a further 10, having formed a brilliant partnership with Son Heung-min.
Tottenham sit top of the Premier League, thanks in part to Kane’s excellent form, as they go into a huge match against Liverpool this evening.
However, ahead of their clash against the Reds, former Anfield favourite reckons that Mourinho’s more defensive tactics will be annoying Kane.
He said on talkSPORT: “If I was Harry Kane I would certainly be frustrated thinking ‘we play deep, we don’t get enough crosses in and we’re not playing to my strengths’.
“However, results would suggest that at the moment everything is quite rosy and the more you win games and see yourself up the top of the table then the problems in your mind about how you’re playing or how much of the ball you’re getting probably disappears.
“But if results don’t go well then all of a sudden, as a top centre forward, you’re thinking ‘hang on a minute, I’m not built for this counter-attacking style’.
He added: “In many ways, as well, he’s changed his role with the evolution of Tottenham. He’s much more of a No 10 this season and he’s assisting a lot more.
“Being at the sharp end of that team requires a lot of pace, lots of running, multiple sprints and he’s not so young now.
“He’s going to get into a stage of his career, where we’ve all been, where you start tweaking your game a little bit to manage your body.
“So, in fact, it might be the making of him that he starts developing that No 10 role and it works even better when you’ve got pace around you.”
Kick off from Anfield tonight is at 8pm, with the winner claiming first place in the Premier League.
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