Jamie Redknapp and Harry Kane agree on importance of League Cup final defeat

Jamie Redknapp

Harry Kane played the entire 90 minutes of Sunday’s League Cup final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports that Harry Kane did “okay” for Tottenham Hotspur against Chelsea on Sunday.

England Under-21 international striker Kane started the League Cup final at London’s Wembley Stadium and played for the entire 90 minutes.

Although the youngster failed to prevent the North London outfit from going down 2-0, former Tottenham midfielder Redknapp was satisfied with his compatriot’s performance.

“I think he did okay,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “He set such high standards of late that you expect him to wrap one in the top corner or set up a goal. He started the game extremely well.”

Kane did indeed put in a good shift against Chelsea and worked hard in attack, as the following Opta Stats table shows.

  Total ShotsShots on TargetKey PassesPass accuracy (%)Touches
Harry Kane 3 1 0 81.3 42

Redknapp also highlighted the importance of the League Cup final for Kane.

“I think he is a very good player,” said the former Liverpool star. “There’s no two ways about it.

“This will help him in his development. This was not his best day, but that’s because of the standards he has set.”

Kane himself told Spurs TV after the game that the experience of playing in a cup final at Wembley against a big team like Chelsea will help him and his teammates grow.

“It's an experience and one we'll learn from,” said the 21-year-old. “We’ve come a long way. We've got a young team. We'll learn and show character.”

Indeed, the experience will be huge for the Tottenham youngsters, especially for Kane, who has established himself as one of the best young players in the Premier League.

The Englishman is enjoying a breakthrough season, and playing in the League Cup final at Wembley will have certainly made him hungrier for more success.

The Spurs fans will hope that Kane continues to fire in the goals in the Premier League and help them finish in the top four.

The 21-year-old has scored 14 goals and created 19 chances in 22 league appearances so far this campaign, while having a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 59%.

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