Hola Flat Oeufers
I trust you’ve got over the excitement? It was quite a special day, wasn’t it? Certainly one that will last long in my memory. I’m talking of course about the long-awaited final commencement of the decline and fall of Jose ‘Chewing a Wasp’ Mourinho. Well, we can hope anyway.
I thought it would be interesting over the coming months to kick off a series of Player Reviews…nothing too exacting necessarily, just a snapshot as to where we see a player in his current development, value and meaning to the team and, perhaps what the future holds.
So Harry Kane, HK10, Kaneinho, OneofOurOwn.
He’s bloody brilliant, eh? You can’t fault him. 30 goals this season, an improvement on his 29 last year (although in 7 more games). He scored 7 goals in the CL which, considering the opposition, is a great return.
Harry scored 0.81 goals per match as opposed to Salah’s 0.67.
His shooting accuracy was 41%, whereas Salah’s was 44%
But…..but……one Stat that really stood out for me is Assists: 2 (Salah had 11)
We all know a Striker has to have a selfish streak, but this is one area of his game that he needs to improve. The sight of Dier (!) throwing his hands up as Kaneinho tried to Cruyff that Leicester defender instead of simply squaring the ball to a better placed teammate (there were others) was emblematic of something we’ve seen quite a few times this season…a tunnel vision that at times damages the team’s chances of scoring important goals.
As to the future for this ‘Spurs man through and through’, I believe we have at least 2 more seasons to start winning things before HK might start to consider whether he may have to move to fulfil all his ambitions.
But what do you think of him? Am I being over-critical, or is this a flaw that needs ironing out?