Former Hull City manager and current Southend United boss Phil Brown told Sky Sports that he spotted a potential tactical problem for Tottenham in their last game.
Spurs won their last game against the Tigers 2-0 but Brown suggested that striker Harry Kane looked isolated at times during the game, but stressed the forward works well when he’s caught on his own.
“I watched the way Tottenham played against Hull last weekend – they like to pack midfield with five men and there’s a lot of emphasis on Eriksen but I look at Kane and he’s up there on his own and he works that line on his own very well,” he said.
Kane has struggled in recent games and heads into the final game of Tottenham’s season on a run of one goal in his last seven games for his club.
Teams have started to work out ways to keep him quiet in big games and his challenge is to counter those tactics.
He does have a very strong work rate and a superb level of fitness, which means he never stops moving when he plays as Tottenham’s sole striker.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has to work with him to find ways to keep himself effective because he doesn’t have that burst of pace to get away from defenders who go tight to him, looking to stop him from having any time on the ball.
He can switch centre backs, work the gaps between defenders and drop deep onto the holding player to try and encourage complacency in the back four of Tottenham’s opponents.
The one thing which Tottenham fans know is that he will never stop looking for ways to try and influence games.