Harry Kane has broken his silence after a disappointing week in which Tottenham’s hopes for qualifying for the Champions League took a huge hit.
Damaging defeats to Arsenal in the Premier League and Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League have greatly reduced Spurs’ chances of playing in Europe’s elite competition next term.
Hugo Lloris gave a passionate, damning interview after the capitulation in Zagreb on Thursday, but the team’s outfield leader, Harry Kane, has been quiet about the situation – until now.
The England captain took to Twitter on Saturday insisting Tottenham must bounce back against Aston Villa on Sunday to put things right.
Indeed, Spurs could end the weekend nine points off fourth place if they lost at Villa Park and other results go against them, which would pile the pressure on Jose Mourinho.
In the meantime, some Tottenham fans have been replying to Kane’s social media post. Many expressed their wishes for the striker to stay put, while others suggested his verdict on the past few days wasn’t strong enough.
Check out some of the range of responses below.
Time to bounce back tomorrow after a very disappointing week. No words will atone for the last 2 games, we just have to show our response on the pitch! pic.twitter.com/Ug3QqdLXmk
— Harry Kane (@HKane) March 20, 2021
Michael Dawson would be proud of this. Please never ever leave us
— Billie (@Billie_T) March 20, 2021
You are the only person that doesn’t deserve this and you are the only person that cares thank you king
— prime’ (@thfcprime) March 20, 2021
More than disappointing I’m afraid H!
— Tarl (@T_LO_7) March 20, 2021
Finally, someone speaks
And no surprise, it's Harry
— ft1882cøys (@thfc_varun) March 20, 2021
Seriously 😡😡 Disappointing ? I would call it shameful and disrespectful to the badge and the club we love !!
Accept responsibility and do something about it as players ….. The haters will blame the owners and the management team but it’s you guys over the white lines
— Bill Wallis (@BillWallis18) March 20, 2021
Respect Harry. Thank you for speaking up. Lead us for the rest of the season 🙏
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) March 20, 2021
I wish more players would do this. Most of em are hiding out. I get that. It’s embarrassing
But I think a lot of fans would at least appreciate what you just did: acknowledging and taking some responsibility.
God knows there is plenty of blame to go around.
Show us you care.
— Spurs International (@simonyemane) March 20, 2021
Cheers for speaking up. Please make this situation right
— Eashan (@EashN17) March 20, 2021
You’re literally the only one who doesn’t need to apologise Harry. You deserve better than this.
— Alex (@alexclift27) March 20, 2021