Harry Kane reacts to Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa sacking

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Tottenham forward Kane has reacted to Sherwood’s sacking from Aston Villa.

Sherwood was sacked by the Aston Villa board on Sunday, with the club sitting bottom of the Premier League table, and Tottenham forward Harry Kane has reacted to the news when speaking to Ham and High.

Kane said: “Obviously I’m disappointed for him, he is a good friend and a good manager who has helped me along the way – I’m sure he will bounce back. I’m not at Villa so can’t say too much but, for us, on Monday night it is an important game. They come to our place and we have to be ready to go.”

Sherwood left Villa after a tough start to the season, with many doubting his managerial ability, but Kane has a lot to thank the now unemployed coach for.

Sherwood was in charge of the youth team of Spurs whilst Kane was progressing with his development, before handing the forward his first Premier League start when in charge of the first-team.

Although Kane has done much to show that Sherwood was not central to his breakthrough as one of the best strikers in the Premier League, there is no denying that he deserves some credit for giving the 22-year-old his chance to impress in the senior set-up.

Kane has admitted he was disappointed to hear the news of Sherwood leaving his role at Villa Park, but the Spurs star has his mind set on Tottenham’s next fixture - which just so happens to be against Villa.

Spurs take on Villa in the Premier League next Monday, and it could be that the Midlands side take on Mauricio Pochettino’s men without a permanent manager in charge.

Considering how Villa were playing under Sherwood, it is likely that the Spurs players would have wanted to face their opponents with the former Tottenham coach still in charge, rather than a new manager - and the confidence boost he will bring.

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