Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood's recent claims about Tottenham Hotspur and Harry Kane have amused and annoyed fans.

Tim Sherwood can't stop talking, and he can't stop talking about Tottenham Hotspur.

He has got off to a positive start since replacing Paul Lambert as Aston Villa boss, but could not resist the chance to have his say on Harry Kane's international call-up for England which was announced on Thursday.

Sherwood went onto take credit for Kane's emergence for club and country, saying that if it had not been for his input while manager last season, the striker would have been sold.

He told SkySports: "I am delighted for him. It’s just great I resisted the temptation to get rid of him last January because perhaps he wouldn’t be the star he is for Tottenham now.

“He was never close to leaving in my opinion but there were people at the club who wanted to bring in another striker and sacrifice Harry Kane – but I wouldn’t allow that to happen."

Kane has been outstanding this season, scoring 26 goals in all competitions for Spurs, form which gave England boss Roy Hodgson little choice but to bring him into his squad.

Sherwood may be overplaying his role in keeping Harry Kane at the club, but when it comes to the striker's success this season, only the player is responsible for his terrific form.

The comments have both amused and annoyed Spurs fans, who took to Twitter to have their say, and poke fun at the man who was in charge of the team this time last season...

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