Tottenham Hotspur fans have responded via HITC Sport to Ruud Gullit’s claims that Harry Kane is not a natural striker.
Former AC Milan and Chelsea midfielder Gullit said on BBC Match of The Day on Saturday night that Tottenham youngster Kane is a good footballer but not a natural striker.
“He’s not a natural striker, he just wants to play well,” the former Newcastle United manager said on BBC Match of the Day on Saturday night.
“The thing is for him (is that) he comes into areas where you think a number nine would not get. He stays on the outside, he wants to be involved in the game.”
“He’s a good football player who wants to be involved,” added Gullit. “He’s not a natural but he’s a good football player.”
It is an intriguing observation from Gullit, but is it a right one?
Kane is Tottenham’s first-choice striker and enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2014-15.
So far this campaign, the 22-year-old has scored only once in seven league matches, but he has created nine chances.
The youngster opened his account for Tottenham this season against Manchester City at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon, as the North London outfit marched to a 4-1 victory in the Premier League encounter.
Tottenham fans have responded via HITC Sport to Gullit’s claims that Kane is not a natural striker.
Below are some of the best comments.
Mark Langton: “Another has been pundit having a pop at Tottenham, it is all getting rather tedious!”
S-P: “Among those who follow Spurs at youth level, and have been aware of young Harry for quite a while, he has always been considered more of a number 10 than a number 9. More of a Sheringham than a Shearer.”
E17ender: “Totally agree with you, the clue comes from Harry himself taking the number 10 shirt this season.”
papillon: “Harry Kane is playing to Pochettino's ORDERS! Pochettino wants his main striker to often go deeper and to the wings to drag the opposing centre halves out of the middle to open up space for our runners coming from deeper to run into. He did the same with Lambert at Southampton. Gullit was a great footballer, but a useless manager.”
Ted Hughes: “I remember him changing his mind over Eriksen. But hey 31 goals for a guy that is not a natural striker is pretty good - lol!”