Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger and ex-Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho have blamed Harry Kane for Tottenham’s defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday. Kane was named in the starting XI nearly two months after suffering ankle ligament damage in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City.
The Englishman struggled to get into the game in the first half, with Jurgen Klopp’s side taking a 1-0 lead into half time. Both Wenger and his old rival Mourinho spoke on beIN SPORTS studio.
Wenger noted that Kane did not look fit enough to play.
“He doesn’t look ready and overall only Son [Heung-min] looked dangerous, especially going in behind [Trent] Alexander-Arnold,” he said.
And Mourinho agreed with the former Arsenal boss that Kane slowed things for Tottenham.
“The reality is that Tottenham had 61 per cent of ball possession but had zero shots on target,” Mourinho said.
“They missed lots of passes, they couldn’t link play. “Harry Kane was hidden all the time.
“They missed lots of passes, they couldn’t link play.
“Harry Kane was hidden all the time “He normally drops back, normally comes in-between the lines, normally he’s the link player.
“He receives the ball from one side, he goes in-between the lines, he turns, plays with the other full-back of the other side, he arrives in the box
“Nothing of this dynamic [has happened] ,” he added.