Anton Ferdinand appears to have echoed the suggestions that Harry Kane will need to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the near future if they are unable to pick up silverware by the end of the season.
His brother, Rio Ferdinand, had stated something very similar on BT Sport following Spurs’ Champions League showdown with Olympiakos on Wednesday night (via The42), claiming that if he were in the England international’s shoes, he would be off.
Indeed, it would seem Anton believes the 26-year-old should look to jump from Mauricio Pochettino’s ship sooner rather than later if they are unable to pick up a title in the near future.
Appearing as a guest on talkSPORT, the 34-year-old defender (who is currently a free agent after leaving St. Mirren) said: “If I’m honest, he’s got to go. He’s a fantastic player, there’s no question, no doubt about it, he is fantastic.
“He wants to wake up in how many years time, speak to his children, his grandchildren and say look at what I’ve won.
“Look at what I’ve won. Not look I’ve played for this club for ten years. I was loyal to this club for ten, 15, 20 years. Look what I’ve won, that’s what you want to be saying to your grandchildren.”
There is no debate at just how good Kane is and that a player of his quality certainly deserves to be winning silverware on a rather consistent basis.
However, it would appear as though Ferdinand believes Tottenham are not on the verge of winning any silverware, when, perhaps, they could be in one of the strongest positions to do so for the first time in a while.
Obviously, Spurs were close to lifting the Champions League title last season, however the arrivals of Tanguy Ndombele and, potentially, Giovani Lo Celso has strengthened their squad significantly and helped to improve the team available to Pochettino.
It is true, having gone over a decade with their last trophy (Transfermarkt) is not good enough for a side of Tottenham’s quality and capabilities, but they could finally end that hoodoo by potentially targeting either the League Cup or the FA Cup (or both).
Indeed, should Pochettino fail to land a trophy this season though, Spurs could find themselves in trouble as Kane will be entering the peak of his career and may not be prepared to wait too much longer before he gets his opportunity to put his hands on a title.
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