Rio Ferdinand has warned Harry Kane that he may need to start thinking about personal desire for trophies if Tottenham’s run without a major trophy continues.
The North London club are yet to win any silverware under Mauricio Pochettino since he took charge in 2014, with appearances in the final of last season’s Champions League and in the League Cup in the 2014/15 campaign.
Speaking on BT Sport ahead of Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Olympiacos on Wednesday evening, former England international Ferdinand said that if it was him, personal desire for silverware would eventually take precedence over loyalty.
“If you look at it as if you’re an individual, put yourself in like Harry Kane’s shoes, you’re saying ‘I’m off’’,” the 40-year-old said “I’ve got to be honest with you, I’d be gone because I’ve not got time to hang around.
“I could get injured next season, I could lose form etc. I want to win now. I’ve given most of my career to this club and they haven’t [won anything]’.
“Yeah, you go very close, you can keep going very close, they’ve been close a few times of winning the league and then obviously the Champions League. It’s not enough.
“I can understand [Christian] Eriksen, you can understand Eriksen’s frustrations and wanting to leave and saying ‘I want to go somewhere and potentially win something’, not be a maybe.”
Spurs return to Premier League action at the weekend when they play Leicester City on Saturday.