Tottenham idol worried by 'critical' Harry Kane reveal - 'it's uncharted territory'
Paul Robinson is “concerned” by the amount of football Tottenham striker Harry Kane has had to play over the last 18 months.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one suggested players like Kane, 28, will be “monitored very carefully” next season.
The Telegraph‘s Sam Dean revealed (10 June) that England’s captain spent over half of last season playing in the “critical zone”.
A player is considered to be in the “critical zone” when they made back-to-back appearances of at least 45 minutes within five days of each other.
Robinson claimed international players are “entering uncharted territory” next season.
“Each player is different,” he told Football Insider. “They have their own needs.
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“The players are monitored so closely these days. It is hard to do talk about ‘critical zones’ when it’s measured in that way. It’s too widespread.
“Players are entering uncharted territory this year though.
“A lot of players played in last year’s Euros, played a full season of domestic football and then played in these Nations League games.
“The players will only get a few weeks off before next season, a season that has a World Cup sandwiched in the middle of it. They have barely got a break in the last 18 months. It’s a concern.
“Players need to be monitored very carefully.”