Alex Bruce has praised Tottenham talisman Harry Kane for his heroics since the Premier League restart while at the same time condemning his critics.
Jose Mourinho has never been one to shy away from confrontation and fired a barb at Paul Merson after the Sky Sports pundit implied the Spurs striker could question his future at the club as a result of Mourinho’s methods.
Kane scored his 18th goal of the season as Spurs thumped West Ham at home to leave their London rivals in a precarious position.
The ex-Premier League ace lauded Kane for his successful comeback after a lengthy layoff.
Bruce told assistant editor Russell Edge “the one person who stood out the other night, because of all the criticism which I thought I was absolutely ridiculous, was Harry Kane.
“The way he bounced back showed his strength with a great finish and good composure in front of goal in the last minutes of the game.
“To go and burst through and slot it into the back of the net showed what a quality player he is. He’s been out for a long period of time and to have criticism after just one game I thought was ridiculous.”
It is hard to argue with Bruce here, as Kane is the club’s top scorer this season, despite the fact he missed a huge chunk of games after sustaining an injury in the defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day.
Moreover, Merson’s suggestion seems rather unjust.
In Mourinho, Kane finally has a manager who has won it all, as his track record more than speaks for itself.
As it stands, Mourinho’s side are currently seventh in the table, nine points away from fourth-placed Chelsea.
While a top-four finish seems evermore unlikely, it is not too far-fetched to believe Spurs can at least make it to the Europa League.
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