Danny Mills Exclusive: Tottenham handed 'massive bonus' by senior player in average form


Danny Mills claims that Harry Kane’s ability to score goals even when he is not in the greatest of form is a “massive bonus” for Tottenham.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England defender says that the Spurs striker has not shown the best of his qualities over the early stages of the Premier League, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men having won just one game out of four.

Kane has netted three goals for the Lilywhites during that time, two of those coming in the opening-day victory over Aston Villa.

Having also scored from the penalty spot against Arsenal, as well as striking for England against both Bulgaria and Kosovo, Mills says that Kane’s capacity to hit the back of the net when operating at less than 100 per cent is what makes him so vitally important as a player.

Asked if Spurs had a standout player in their early games, Mills told Football Insider: “I’m not sure I’ve seen one this season. Tanguy Ndombele looks decent but he’s been missing for a few games now. Harry Kane is scoring goals but he’s probably not on the greatest of form ever. 

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“He’s still scoring, so that’s always a massive bonus. I don’t think we’ve seen many Spurs players hit peak form just now.”

Kane scored 24 goals in 40 appearances last season, despite suffering two separate ligament injuries in the latter half of the campaign which sidelined him for a number of weeks.

He has 128 Premier League strikes under his belt and a total of 167 for Spurs.

In other Tottenham news, Football Insider can reveal that one Spurs player is set to be recalled against Crystal Palace after missing out versus Arsenal.