Harry Kane’s recent performances have flared up suggestions that he could be the answer to Tottenham Hotspur’s goalscoring problem, but Stan Collymore has doubts on him.
In fact, the former Liverpool striker believes that the main problem in the Spurs team is creating chances from attacking midfield.
‘What do Tottenham want to be?’ he wrote in Bleacher Report. ‘A lot of Spurs fans were happy when they were breaking transfer records, but was that really the right thing to do? None of those new players have settled particularly well.
'Roberto Soldado is still not working out, while neither Harry Kane nor Emmanuel Adebayor can guarantee goals. That said, the biggest problem for Spurs is finding the man to unlock defences from advanced midfield’.
Tottenham fans may find Collymore’s comments about the three strikers harsh, but his argument is justified.
Roberto Soldado joined Spurs from Valencia last summer, but he has yet to convince and assert himself in the Premier League. The Spain international has continued to struggle in front of goal, and patience is drying up fast.
Emmanuel Adebayor has never been a top-class striker and is hugely inconsistent, while Kane is only 21 years of age.
However, perhaps it is time for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to giving Kane more chances. The youngster has been among the goals in the Europa League and the League Cup in recent matches, and is in better form than both Soldado and Adebayor.