Don Hutchison criticises 'ridiculous' Spurs for playing Harry Kane in Malaysia

The pundit has criticised Tottenham Hotspur for their post-season friendly.

Former Sunderland and West Ham United midfielder Don Hutchison has criticised Tottenham for playing Harry Kane against a Malaysia XI on Wednesday afternoon.

In 57 minutes, 21-year-old Kane scored twice for the north London side, leaving them 2-1 up when he was substituted.

But Hutchison was unimpressed with Spurs' use or perhaps over-use of their star striker.

After a long, demanding season, was Kane really needed in a post-season friendly so soon after the Premier League campaign had finished - especially when he has the European Under-21 Championships to come?

Even if Tottenham may well have been 1-0 down without him, Hutchison - who is now a pundit for a number of different outlets - certainly doesn't think so, criticising a 'redic' (ridiculous) decision to play him.

Hutchison's warning ahead of next season is also a poignant one, with any striker Spurs could potentially buy this season surely brought to White Hart Lane to work alongside Kane and bring the best out of him.

If the 21-year-old is too tired to operate effectively at the start of the campaign, however, there will be a huge load of pressure on the new forward to stand in for him completely.

Are the pundit's comments fair, then, or an over-reaction to a few extra minutes?

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