Harry Redknapp: This is the best Tottenham attacking line-up
By Dominic Toner
Harry Redknapp believes that Harry Kane must be deployed as an out-and-out striker.
Mauricio Pochettino opted to field Kane in a number 10 role behind the club’s summer signing Vincent Janssen, in the 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
Kane, 23, is still on the search for his first goal of the season after drawing a blank against both Everton and Palace.
Former Tottenham manager Redknapp has urged the club to play Kane in the more advanced forward role after experimenting with him in a deeper position.
“I see him playing up front,” Redknapp told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on Talksport. “Maybe Pochettino just fancied a change, but I think most of the season we’ll see Harry playing as a number nine.
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“I don’t know why Dele Alli didn’t play on Saturday, but for me they’re the partnership – Harry Kane at number nine and Dele Alli playing in behind him as a ten. I think they’re two fantastic young players.”
Kane has already made 129 appearances for Spurs in all competitions and scored 64 goals in return.
England’s senior forward went to the Euros on the back end of a brilliant season at White Hart Lane, where he topped the Premier League scoring charts with 25 goals.
The striker will be hoping to recreate his form from last season and will look to open his account against Liverpool next Saturday.
The arrival of Dutch forward Janssen has given the club options in the forward department and will provide support for Kane with an increased fixture load as Spurs contest the Champions League.
Spurs will learn their group stage opponents on Thursday and could be drawn against league champions Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich.
In other Tottenham team news, Alan Pardew has given his verdict on the club and described Pochettino in one word.