Sky Sports pundit: I hope this key Tottenham player has an off day against West Ham
By Amir Mir
Sky Sports pundit Tony Cottee has jokingly stated that he hopes Harry Kane has an off day for Tottenham when they play West Ham on Friday night.
Former Hammers striker Cottee will no doubt be cheering on his boyhood club, who will be looking to cause an upset during this crucial fixture.
Striker Kane has been a key player for the away team this season and he will be looking to inflict the damage on his rivals.
He scored a brace the last time the duo met in November, which helped his team secure all three points in dramatic fashion.
Speaking to the Premier League Daily Show, which aired on Sky Sports News on Friday morning, Cottee was full of praise for the England man.
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“To be fair to Harry he is not just scoring against London rivals, he is scoring against every football team,” Cottee told Sky Sports.
“He is that good a player and again he is an English player. I am so pleased for him that he is doing so well. I just hope he has an off night tonight.”
Despite an injury-hit season, it has been another successful campaign for Kane, who has scored 20 plus goals for the third time in his career.
He has played 34 matches in all competitions this term, scoring 27 goals added with his six assists.
Added to that he has played 26 league matches, finding the back of the net on 21 occasions, including against Arsenal last Sunday.
Kane’s record against London teams this season has been pretty impressive as he has found the back of the net on ten occasions against his rivals.
That included scoring a hat-trick against Championship outfit Fulham in February during his side’s FA Cup fifth-round clash.
In other Tottenham news, Tony Cottee has also spoken about West Ham’s rivalry with Spurs and compared it with Millwall’s.