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Gary Neville: ‘I’m concerned about Harry Kane’

Kane needs a break

Harry Kane could do with a break.

That’s according to Gary Neville, who noted that the forward looks tired.

It cannot be understated how many games Kane has played in the last few seasons, and now it could be coming back to haunt him.

Certainly in the last couple of games during the World Cup, the player struggled.

Now, Neville thinks that is becoming more and more clear.

He said to Sky Sports“I’m concerned about Harry Kane. Since 2015, Kane has played 175 matches. Forget the physical side, he needs a mental break as well because he’s struggling. I don’t think he should have been here for the two weeks.

 

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His own experience

Neville drew on some of his own experience, and said that too many games can hurt a player.

Not only do players get tired in terms of their physical condition, but their mental health can suffer as well.

Neville thinks that Kane will burnout, and needs help.

“There was a welfare thing for me in terms of looking after players and he’s not had enough break now since 2015. I do remember a similar situation myself, accumulation from Euro 96 through Le Tournoi in 97 to World Cup 98 in France. In 1999 I blew up and in 2000 I was finished. For about six to eight months I really struggled mentally and physically.

“I’m not saying Kane is in that same situation because I don’t speak to him but he just looks to me at this moment in time that he needs looking after. I think it was the Colombia game during the World Cup and I thought he’s done, he’s finished, he can’t move. He literally could not move and certainly in the Croatia game he was physically struggling. For me, he needs a real break and that escape.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 08: Harry Kane of England shoots and misses, saved by David de Gea of Spain during the UEFA Nations League A group four match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium on September 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Goals for Spurs and England

Spurs will need Kane to be on top form.

Despite Son coming back from the Asian games, it could well be some time before he plays. 

That’s down to Spurs not wanting to rush him back.

Of course, that once again puts more pressure on Harry Kane and his ability to produce goals.

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