Harry Kane let Tottenham down by making himself available against Man City on Sunday despite the fact he was not fully fit.
That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Spurs’ 1-0 League Cup final defeat.
Kane won just two of seven offensive duels, took zero shots and had zero touches inside the City penalty area (Wyscout).
Kane missed Spurs’ 2-1 victory over Southampton last Wednesday after suffering an ankle injury the week earlier.
Kenny recalled that the 27-year-old has a history when it comes to playing when unfit.
“He’s maybe been a bit naive,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“He’s done it with England and he’s done it for Spurs in the Champions League final.
“It’s hard because you want to play in these finals but then again you don’t want to let your club down.
“I’ve done it before, playing injured. It’s not good at all, really. If you’re not playing at 100 per cent, you’re letting the club, the fans, the other players down.
“But listen, I do get why he wants to play. It is a cup final after all. I just think it might not have been the right choice.”
Kane’s Spurs future is up in the air after he publicly suggested he could quit the club after this summer’s Euros.