Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane has stated that he’s “sick” of hearing this season that England man Harry Kane is suffering from fatigue or is dealing with tiredness following England’s exploits at the World Cup out in Russia over the summer.
Having converted the penalty opportunity that came his way in Tuesday evening’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg clash against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium, Kane took his tally for the season to 20 goals.
Speaking to broadcaster Sky Sports during their live coverage of the game in midweek, Keane called for the question marks that surround the 25-year-old to come to an end now as he keeps doing what he does best, finding the back of the net on a regular occasion.
“I’m sick of people saying he’s tired. He keeps banging goals in. When you speak to him he gets annoyed a bit that people keep mentioning it. He keeps coming on the pitch and scoring goals. At this moment in time he’s the best number nine in the world.”
At least to my knowledge, the number of pundits talking about fatigue has reduced over the last month or so, although there have been flashpoints when in recent games Harry could’ve been subbed off, or not brought on, but manager Mauricio Pochettino is right when he says he wants to play and with sports science now in the game, our medical staff would know the numbers, so it really shouldn’t be an issue anymore.