Harry Kane Named Hero Kane by his manager
Tottenham forward Harry Kane has been labelled “Hero Kane” by boss Jose Mourinho after his return from injury. The England captain made his first appearance since suffering a hamstring injury on 1 January in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United. His manager Jose Mourinho, whose side face West Ham on Tuesday, also says Spurs have no intention of selling the 26-year-old. “If he gives me the same he gave me against United, I will be more than happy.”
Harry Kane now called Hero Kane failed to score in Friday’s draw, had one shot on target and managed 36 touches of the ball only goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had fewer among the players to have played the entire game. It led to criticism from former Arsenal player Paul Merson the forward would not manage a high goal return under Mourinho because of his style of play.
the new Hero Kane as called by his coach had scored seven in 11 games under Mourinho before Tottenham’s return to Premier League action after the coronavirus pandemic. Mourinho also said: “Harry Kane played one game after six months. I know that if he scores two goals, the talk stops.”
“The only thing that I know is that Harry Kane had an incredible effort, he played 90 minutes, 94 or 95, he was training again (on Monday) and (on Sunday), he’s ready to play (on Tuesday), he’s an amazing professional, he’s super-committed with the team. “If I have to wait patiently to score two goals or three goals in one game and then everybody starts saying that Harry Kane is back, I wait.
“But for me, it’s not Harry Kane, it’s ‘Hero Kane’ because a guy that had a big surgery, has a lockdown that stopped the perfect rehabilitation, because it did, so with all the difficulties, then come to normal training only for a couple of weeks… for me, Hero Kane.”
Mourinho gave statistics of strikers under him who did very well, he gave list of about five strikers who did very well under him, the likes of Didier Drogba 187 games with 73 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo 162 games with 168 goals, Karim Benzema 150 games with 78 goals, Diago Milito 52 games with 30 goals and Zlatan Ibrahimovic 100 games with 58 goals.