Souness slams 'weak' Harry Kane after 'embarrassing' Sky interview and blasts Spurs flops for 'letting families down' | The Sun
GRAEME SOUNESS has slammed Harry Kane for an "embarrassing" interview ahead of Tottenham's clash against Liverpool.
The striker spoke to Sky Sports and admitted that one of the reasons for the Spurs' poor season is a loss of core values and repeated chopping and changing of managers.
Kane, 29, believes the downfall started after the departure of former manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Since Pochettino's departure in 2019, five different managers have taken charge of the Lilywhites – but none of them have been able to lead the club to silverware.
Kane also admitted that interim manager Ryan Mason is having conversations with the team over improvements.
Tottenham have struggled to compete at the top of the Premier League in recent years amid the club's ever-changing managerial structure.
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But Souness was not impressed with Kane's interview and hammered the Three Lions skipper, for coming across as "media trained" and suggested that this season he has not only let himself down, but also his family.
He said on Sky Sports: "I will be polite as I possibly can. When you are a professional football player, passion should be with you all the time, desire should be with you all the time. It is not a light switch, you can't flick it on and off.
"Harry came across there as if he had been media trained, he knew what questions were coming and he knew how he was going to answer them. Maybe he consulted someone in PR at Spurs.
"I know I am a certain age and I know I am from a different generation, but I find that so weak.
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"I played with players that the most important thing in their lives come Friday is what was going to happen on the Saturday and they went out there as if that was it.
"Everything I do and everything I contribute to in life is on the next ninety minutes. These players today come on and be interviewed are media trained, the supporters don't want to hear that.
"Passion and desire for 45 minutes against Manchester United, what about back to the first game of the season in August, that is when passion and desire starts.
"And then it is with you throughout the season and if you are a good player and a good team, you might win something.
"But you don't consistently let down supporters like this Spurs group of players have. They let down managers, they have let down supporters and ultimately themselves and their own families.
"I feel embarrassed for him in that comment, and I am a big fan of Harry Kane.
"I think he could have said 'I am disappointed myself, I have let my family down, I have let everybody I work with down', I think he has to say that as a captain.
"I think the players at Spurs today are bordering on a disgrace. I have said he is a fabulous player, but I am criticising that interview of his.
"I played with leaders and what they do is dig you out.
"Does Harry do that for Spurs, or does he look after Harry?"
Fellow pundit Robbie Keane then tried to defend the Spurs ace as he replied saying: "Of course he does, Harry is the one that if you look at the squad they are lacking a lot of leaders.
"Harry is one of those leaders, but they don't have ten of them."
Souness fired back: "I never get fed up with saying this, but you will never be successful at a football club unless you have good, seasoned pros."
Jamie Redknapp then added: "I think he will be sick to the stomach with how it has gone there. But he can't just stand there slagging his mates off."
And Souness replied: "If he is sick to the stomach, he does not do that interview. That is a different type of interview."
Kane became Tottenham's all-time top goalscorer in February when he led Spurs to a 1-0 win over Manchester City.
But it is thought this could be his last season at the club as he is Manchester United's top transfer target this summer.
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