Well, on Tuesday night, no outfielder really stood out for Tottenham Hotspur.
And Harry Kane is a perfect example of it.
Spurs lost 2-0 away to Sporting in the Champions League Wednesday night, marking their first loss of the season in all competitions.
Antoino Conte’s team was denied what would have been a valiant point in Portugal because of two late goals.
With the possible exception of Ivan Perisic and Hugo Lloris, the Tottenham players laboured mightily, and Kane appeared to be a shell of the man everyone knows and loves to watch play football.
In the first half, the 29-year-passing old’s was exceedingly sloppy, and ultimately, he turned the ball over 19 times [SofaScore].
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With the exception of one attempt that flashed over the goal’s face, Kane didn’t appear very aggressive offensively.
After the game, Paulinho, a star for Sporting, called him a “fantastic player” and said the Lilywhites are loaded with top-tier quality.
“The secret needs to be the same, it’s to work, regardless of the opponent,” he said to Mais Futebol. We appreciate every opponent, but we don’t feel threatened. They have a tremendous team, not just [Harry Kane], who is a terrific player.
Although Paulinho said that Kane is a terrific player, he didn’t exactly project that last night.
The England international will have plenty additional chances this year to excel on the Champions League stage.
After defeating Marseille 2-0 the previous week, the North Londoners had played just two games in this competition. There were still more thrilling games to come.
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