Jamie Redknapp suggests making Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur captain has increased pressure on him

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Harry Kane is likely to retain the captain’s armband for Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United at St. James’ Park today.

Jamie Redknapp has suggested on Sky Sports that making Harry Kane the Tottenham Hotspur captain was not a good idea.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has handed the captain’s armband to the England international striker following the injury to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Kane was the captain of the Spurs team for the past two matches - against Burnley at Turf Moor and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham failed to win either of those games, and Kane’s performance was also less than ideal.

While former Tottenham midfielder Redknapp backs the 21-year-old to score against Newcastle United at St. James’ Park in the Premier League today, he believes that he is under pressure due to his new role.

“I think that since he was made the captain, that has put a lot of pressure on him, and I don’t think it helps, but I still think that he is the man who will score the goals for Tottenham,” the 41-year-old told Sky Sports.

While Redknapp does have a point, one needs to consider the fact that perhaps Kane himself does not feel the pressure.

One suspects that Pochettino did not just dump the captain’s role on Kane; the Argentine probably held a discussion with the youngster and was confident in his ability to lead the team.

While being the captain of as big a club as Tottenham brings it own pitfalls, there is little to suggest that Kane will not succeed in this role in the long term.

The youngster has already shown this season that he is a mature man who does not get carried away, and he is respected by his teammates and loved by the Spurs fans.

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