El Zamalek's coach Ahmed Hossam "Mido" gestures during their Egyptian Premier League derby soccer match against Al-Ahly at Borg El Arab "Army Stadium", near Alexandria, Egypt, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Picture Supplied by Action Images

Former Tottenham striker Mido has slammed Harry Kane after he was awarded the second goal in his side’s 2-1 win against Stoke on Saturday, claiming that he made a “big mistake” to lodge an appeal that would have seen a goal taken off Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen was originally awarded with the goal but after an appeal, the Premier League confirmed on Wednesday that Kane had been awarded a goal which could prove vital in the race for the golden boot.

The England and Spurs striker is four goals behind Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the current top goalscorer standings and the decision to boost Kane up to 25 Premier League strikes has caused a huge amount of controversy.

Ex-Egypt international Mido believes that Kane should have just got over it and left it as it was rather than take a goal off a team-mate.

“I honestly think that Spurs has done a big mistake to hand in such appeal to the FA,” said Mido on his personal Twitter account. “I mean I love Kane and I believe he is the best striker England had since Alan Shearer but he shouldn’t have said anything after the Stoke game and just let it go!

He added: “How many goals did Eriksen assist for him? How many time Eriksen could have scored and passed the ball to him instead! He should just be happy for him and say nothing and just get on with it!”

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Football Insider verdict

Mido has a point about Eriksen but surely the Denmark international would have given his blessing to Kane before he went ahead an appealed to get the goal put in his name. Kane has a burning desire to not only win the golden boot this season but to also beat Alan Shearer to the all-time goalscoring record in the Premier League. In the long-run, every tiny bit will help and Spurs fans will be thankful they have such a hungry centre-forward in their side. The debate is sure to rumble on about this, especially as the top six sides seem to have got a bit bored of the league standings now.

In other Tottenham news, Spurs are in the hunt to sign this £25,000-a-week flyer who is willing to quit a title-holding club.

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