Robinson verdict on Kane after worrying Tottenham reveal - 'We may as well all go home'

Tottenham would be “nowhere near where they are right now” if it wasn’t for the goals of Harry Kane.

That is according to former Lilywhites and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the worrying stats that emerged from the 27-year-old’s performance against Manchester United.

Kane has been Tottenham’s standout performer this season and leads both the Premier League’s goal (19) and assist (13) charts.

However, he produced a surprisingly uncharacteristic performance in the 3-1 loss to United on Sunday, losing possession 17 times and completing just 58 per cent of his attempted passes. (Wyscout)

Only once this season has the England captain lost the ball more – the 3-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League last month.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Kane’s performance against United, Robinson said: “I do not think Spurs played throughout the game.

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“Kane was quiet but it is difficult to standout and play well in a team that is playing that badly. It was a poor performance from start to finish, back to front.

“Kane was not himself but the day we start criticising him we may as well all go home.

“This team would be nowhere near where they are right now was it not for him and his goals so to level any criticism at him would be unfair.

“He is more than allowed a couple of games a season when he is not at his best.”

In other news, an ex-PL referee claims one Manchester United player should be banned after what he saw at Tottenham.