Harry Kane says ‘a lot needs to change’ at Tottenham as hero sums up dour mood | Football | Sport
Harry Kane bluntly insisted that ‘a lot’ must change at Tottenham for them to be successful next season. A chaotic campaign for the North Londoners has seen them plummet down the Premier League table, with Kane’s own future unclear.
A 3-1 defeat by Brentford on Saturday left Spurs eighth in the top-flight. Ryan Mason’s side could still be leapfrogged by the Bees on the final day of the campaign.
Spurs are no closer to finding a new manager, despite reports that Julian Nagelsmann has reemerged as a candidate. A new sporting director is also being sought following Fabio Paratici’s resignation in the aftermath of his 30-month football ban.
Kane, who has been linked with Manchester United, believes plenty of work must be carried out to divert Spurs in the right direction. “There is obviously a big summer ahead and there’s a lot that needs to change here to start being successful again,” the striker said.
“There’s a conversation to be had anyway just in terms of some of the values of the club. We’ve had many conversations before like that on how we can improve.”
Kane conceded that confidence was low among his team-mates. The 29-year-old revealed that several of his team-mates had been affected by the disappointing campaign.
He continued: “Has the confidence dropped? I think so. It’s been a tough season for a lot of the players. It’s never easy playing at the highest level.
“That’s what separates the best teams from where we are now. I’ve said all season long we need to show more consistency. There’s a lot of work to do.
“I’m disappointed with the way we came out in the second half. We didn’t come out with the same intensity, the same energy and we got punished for it.
“That’s been the story of our season. We’ve had some good halves but also some bad halves as well. We are struggling to hang into games, when there is a little bit of pressure against us.”
Come the summer, Kane will have just 12 months remaining on his Spurs contract. That will give him more power to dictate his own future than he possessed when he tried to engineer an exit in the summer of 2021.
Premier League rivals Man Utd have been linked with a move. The Red Devils are supposedly considering Kane among several other striker targets.