Noel Whelan, who works as a pundit for BBC Radio Leeds, has shared some concern over Harry Kane following his return to action for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion this past weekend.
The England captain was back on the pitch for Spurs at the weekend after he sat out the Lilywhites’ previous two Premier League games with an ankle injury.
What has Whelan said about Kane’s Tottenham return?
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan suggested that Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho may have decided to bring Kane back prematurely from his ankle issue.
He hinted that the north London club is relying too heavily on the striker saying “there might be a bigger problem ahead” for Spurs if a weakened Kane now suffers another injury setback as a result of Mourinho’s call to bring him back as soon as he has.
The pundit went on to say that he feels sorry for the centre-forward, declaring that it seems like “he’s carrying the world on his shoulders for Tottenham.”
Transfer Tavern take
Kane ended up playing the entirety of Sunday’s clash with West Brom and you could argue that Mourinho’s brave decision to bring him back to the starting XI was justified. He scored the opening goal of the game in the 54th minute, helping Spurs to end a run of three straight losses in the Premier League.
Given that Kane played the full 90 minutes, it seems like he didn’t experience any major issues and so, perhaps Whelan’s concern is slightly over the top. However, only time will tell if Mourinho made the correct decision or if the BBC pundit’s fears are justified in the end, with Kane suffering an avoidable setback soon.
Should Kane have played on Sunday?
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