CHRIS SUTTON: Personal accolades won't do for Harry Kane

CHRIS SUTTON: Personal accolades won’t do for England captain Harry Kane… it’s time to leave Tottenham

  • Harry Kane ended up on the scoresheet as England beat Albania on Sunday
  • The England captain headed home the opener in the 2-0 victory on 38 minutes 
  • Kane has been coy on where his club future lies after this summer’s Euros
  • The Tottenham striker may find his future elsewhere by the start of next season 

Before this game, Harry Kane didn’t shoot down speculation when asked about his Tottenham future. 

He simply delayed the decision to the summer, once the Euros are done and dusted.

‘Then we’ll see where we go from there,’ said the striker, no doubt pricking up a few ears at both Manchester clubs.

Harry Kane found the net once again in England’s 2-0 victory over Albania on Sunday

Kane headed home the Three Lions’ opener after 38 minutes of the World Cup qualifier

Speaking as a former centre forward, when your career comes to an end, you enjoy the fact you won the odd personal award. 

My Premier League Golden Boot from 1998 sits proudly on a shelf at home, as I’m sure Kane’s ones from 2016 and 2017 do. But that’s not where your memories are.

Your greatest memories are with your team-mates. The time I won the Premier League title with Blackburn on the final day of the season at Anfield, for example. The elation. The relief. The changing-room celebrations. The after-party!

The England captain has been coy recently about his future at current club Tottenham

I was Kane’s age, 27, when I went to Celtic and won more trophies than I could ever imagine. That is something I still think about today. 

When Kane is 48-years-old, as I am now, he doesn’t want to be looking back at something like a solitary League Cup on his C.V. (no offence to League Cup lovers). 

A striker of his ilk deserves more. I’d question his mentality if he doesn’t want more.




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