Arsene Wenger raises concerns over Harry Kane after Spurs defeat

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on February 13, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors.
Wenger raised question marks over Kane (Picture: Getty)

Arsene Wenger revealed he has concerns over the fitness of Harry Kane after Tottenham Hotspur’s latest defeat.

Wenger thought the Spurs striker Kane was off the pace as City cruised to a 3-0 victory courtesy of goals from Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan.

Kane was forced off against Liverpool last month having taken knocks to both of his ankles but miraculously returned to the starting XI a week later to face West Bromwich Albion.

He featured off the bench in the 5-4 Carabao Cup defeat to Everton before returning to the starting line-up against Manchester City.

However, he was largely nullified by Pep Guardiola’s side as Spurs slipped to ninth in the table.

Former Arsenal manager Wenger watched on with interest and felt that Kane, along with team-mate Hugo Lloris, was far from his best.

French coach Arsene Wenger reacts on stage during The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 ceremony, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, on December 17, 2020.
Wenger thinks Kane isn’t fit (Picture: AFP via Getty)

And he suggested that the England international hasn’t fully recovered from his injury problems.

‘What we have learned from Tottenham, like I said before the game, Lloris doesn’t look to be at his best,’ Wenger said on beIN SPORTS.

‘Nor is Harry Kane. He looks physically, fitness-wise, not completely ready to play at that intensity.

‘To me he looks still a bit injured on his ankle when he got hurt one time, he went down quickly and it was not a big hit.

‘So with that handicap, Tottenham will have a difficult game.’

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