Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has explained in The Daily Mail why Harry Kane should retain his place in the Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup.
The England international striker has been in disappointing form so far this season and has yet to score a competitive goal for Tottenham.
Kane is Spurs’ first-choice striker, but him misfiring in front of goal has led to suggestions that he should be dropped from the starting lineup.
The North London outfit will take on Manchester City at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
With the 22-year-old struggling to find the target, many will claim that it is time for Mauricio Pochettino to put Kane on the substitutes’ bench.
Former Liverpool defender Carragher, though, has explained why the Tottenham head coach needs to persevere with the English youngster.
“There is a simple answer to the question of dropping Kane: don’t do it,” the former England international wrote in The Daily Mail.
“If I was Mauricio Pochettino, Kane would be one of the first names I put on my team sheet every week because there is so much more to his game than just providing goals.
“He works for the team off the ball, his hold-up play brings others into the attack and one of his biggest strengths is the clever passes he plays to create things for his team-mates.
“No goals so far in the Premier League is having an effect as he is taking on too many shots, but the rest of his game is good.”
Despite failing to score in six Premier League appearances for Tottenham so far this season, Kane has created nine chances.
The youngster has been involved in attacking moves and has worked hard for his team by dropping deep in order to regain possession.
However, Kane is a striker and at the end of the day he will be judged on how many goals he scores.