Graeme Souness believes Tottenham Hotspur will finish in the top-four because of Harry Kane
Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness believes that Tottenham Hotspur will finish in the top four “simply” because of England international and striker Harry Kane.
The 29-year-old was the star of the show for his side as they ran riot against their London neighbours Crystal Palace, beating them 4-0 in their own backyard. The Three Lions captain earned praises for his performance from many pundits, including Souness.
Speaking on the Sky Sports Studio (h/t Daily Mail), the former Reds midfielder praised the Spurs talisman but also highlighted that he remains to be fit to help his side achieve the desired goal.
“I think they’ll finish in the top four simply because of him. Keep him fit, he is goals. He is Mr Goals. And you don’t have to play well to win games if you have Harry Kane in your team.”
It is true that the north London side should do everything they can to ensure that the striker stays fit for the rest of the season. The 29-year-old has featured in all 25 games across all competitions for his side this season so far, scoring 16 goals in the process.
He also played in all five games for the Three Lions at the World Cup in Qatar, before they crashed out in the quarter-finals after losing 2-1 to France. The 29-year-old has hardly had a rest this season at all.
While he has shown no signs of fatigue or firing blanks in front of the goal, Antonio Conte will be wise to rest him in a few games here and there this season. The striker has had a history of a bad knee injury and while that problem seems to have gone away, it will be wise to not overplay him.
Spurs will take on League One side Portsmouth this Saturday (January 7) for the FA Cup third-round stage. With Bryan Gil impressing against the Eagles last time out, maybe Kane could be rested for the tie.
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It remains to be seen if Conte does decide to give any rest to his star and most in-form player. With Arsenal and Manchester City as our next opponents after Saturday, it would make sense to rest the 29-year-old for the cup tie.