Michael Brown insists Harry Kane will have been devastated to have been left on the bench for Tottenham in Thursday’s win over LASK.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs midfielder believes Jose Mourinho will want to use the 27-year-old as little as possible in the cup competitions to keep him fit for Premier League duty.
Summer signing Carlos Vinicius started the Europa League clash and chipped in with two assists against the Austrian outfit.
While Mourinho brought the likes of Dele Alli and Heung-min Son off the bench on Thursday, Kane was left as an unused substitute.
Brown insists that the England striker will want to play every single game possible and that the coaching staff will have to leave him disappointed at times.
Brown told Football Insider: “Harry Kane is Harry Kane, we asked last year: ‘Ooh, is he good enough, has he been disappointing since he’s come back?’
“Now it’s like: ‘This is what Harry Kane is’. There’s no question that when he’s been injured at times, he’ll take a little bit of time to get going but now that Spurs side are getting results and doing well, he’s getting fitter and stronger.
“He’s massive for Spurs, Harry Kane. I just think they won’t really want to use him that much but it’s up to the rest of the squad if you need to bring him on. Harry Kane, in any game, will want to come on.
“He’ll want to play and that’s where the management team will be pulling him back with the amount of games. It’s one of them, how many times do you start him in the cup competitions?”
Kane has already scored 10 goals and chipped in with eight assists in nine appearances this season.
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