Gary Neville has stated that Tottenham fans gave Harry Kane ‘a real hard time’ during their 3-0 defeat to Manchester United, as he told Saturday Night Football on Sky Sports.
The Manchester United legend on commentary duty and he noticed the home supporters turning on the Tottenham striker.
It was a pretty hostile atmosphere yesterday, including fans booing for large periods of the second half, especially when Lucas Moura was substituted by the under-fire Nuno Espirito Santo.
But, throughout the match, Kane looked lacklustre, error-prone on the ball and more like a £10 million footballer than a £150 million one.
With about 15 minutes left on the clock, Edinson Cavani’s backpass was intercepted by Kane on the right channel and Spurs had a great chance to punish their visitors, who were smashed 5-0 by Liverpool last week.
But even though he was in a lot of space, his attempted cross into the box went straight towards a Man United player, as Neville shared his thoughts on how the Spurs fans reacted.
“He reads the pass, Harry Kane,” said Neville. “He gets into the space. He’s not quite got the bodies to start with, but he then runs out of ideas and tries to dink it to the back post.
“He makes a real mess of it and the Spurs fans well they turned a little bit and started booing.
About five minutes from time Kane once again lost the ball and Neville added: “Well, these Spurs fans are giving Harry Kane a real hard time. Real hard time.
“Every time he gets the ball and gives it away, they are on to him.”
The problem isn’t just what is happening currently at Spurs, or the performances since the start of the campaign.
But how the club have declined since reaching the Champions League final, the manner in which Daniel Levy has run the club and the quite daft calls that have been made.
From sacking Mauricio Pochettino, trying to enter a European Super League and giving Jose Mourinho the boot a week before a League Cup final – all in all, the club is in a mess.