‘Questions have got to be asked’ – Pundit slams Tottenham star Kane

Joe Williams
Tottenham striker Harry Kane wipes his face with his hand

Gabby Agbonlahor has criticised Tottenham striker Harry Kane for flying out to watch the Masters at Augusta after beating Aston Villa.

The England international made an almost 8,000-mile round trip last Sunday to catch the final day of the golf tournament.

Kane was in brilliant form last weekend as Tottenham brushed Aston Villa aside 4-0 but he was out of sorts in a 1-0 loss at home to Brighton yesterday.

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And former Premier League striker Agbonlahor thinks his decision to fly out following their win at Villa should be scrutinised after such a poor display against the Seagulls.

Agbonlahor said on talkSPORT: “You know Harry Kane for instance, I’m his biggest fan. But if you’re flying out from the Aston Villa game to the Masters, doing that travelling and coming back and then putting in a performance like today, questions have got to be asked of Harry Kane.

”Every time they seem to get a bit of an edge against Arsenal and Manchester United they throw it away.

“100 per cent he would have had approval [to go], but the way he played today was like he was jetlagged. It wasn’t the Harry Kane we’re used to seeing.

“Every time they seem to get a lead in the race for top four they keep letting Manchester United back into it. Especially Arsenal as well.

“So as much as we keep looking at fixtures and what the results are gonna be, these teams can lose any game any week.”

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte thinks his side will learn from their defeat to Brighton after it brought to an end a run of four straight victories.

“I think that you have to try to do much better than today. We have to know that we are in this race for the Champions League,” Conte said after the match.

“I think not many people thought this, but we are in this race because we showed that we deserved to stay there. Now we have to continue. Once you are in a good position in the table you have to keep this position.

“It’s a good opportunity for us also to cope with pressure, because when you arrive and then you know that you stay in a fantastic target for you.

“You’re winning the league and you are first and then you have to cope with the pressure, with the other results and I think this is a good opportunity for us to improve because I think this group of players need it, no? They needed this type of examinations for improvement.

“For sure, not a good result for us and a lesson that we can learn today that there are games that if you’re not able to win, you’re not to lose.

“It was very clear that today it wasn’t our day but I understand we wanted to try and get three points because it was very important for us to get three points playing before our rivals in the race for the Champions League.”