The one factor that may cease Tottenham from successful the Premier League title this season is that if talisman Harry Kane picks up an damage.
That’s in keeping with Drivetime host Adrian Durham, who’s satisfied Jose Mourinho can lead Spurs to a primary league crown since 1961.
The England striker has made a shocking begin to the 2020/21 marketing campaign scoring 13 instances throughout all competitions, whereas he additionally has extra assists this season every other participant within the high 5 leagues in Europe.
Durham believes Kane has bought even higher underneath Mourinho’s tutelage and is adamant that he can play a starring position in a probably memorable marketing campaign.
“They’re high of the desk [alongside Liverpool], they rating targets and so they’ve bought arguably the perfect participant [in the Premier League] in Harry Kane proper now – he appears to be taking a lot on his shoulders,” he stated on Thursday’s present.
“What I really like about it’s he’s being requested to do greater than he’s ever been requested to do earlier than. He’s been allowed to do greater than he’s ever been requested earlier than.
“And when Jose Mourinho got here in; I can keep in mind we requested the query on this present will he be good or unhealthy for Harry Kane?
“Nicely he’s been superb for him as he’s made Harry Kane even higher. The one factor I can see stopping Spurs successful the title if is Harry Kane doesn’t keep match all season – I believe it’s completely essential.”
He added: “When you have been to place cash on it you’re going to say ‘properly Harry Kane isn’t going to remain match all season he simply doesn’t try this’. That, for me, can be very, very harsh to say that.
“No one would want him injured certainly, until you’re essentially the most onerous boiled Arsenal fan.
“So, for me, so much rides on that. If he stays match I believe they’ve bought each likelihood [of winning the league]. In the event that they don’t win the title this season, with Liverpool [struggling with injuries] and the truncated season we’ve bought.
“The issues they’ve bought in scheduling and Chelsea with Frank [Lampard] being so uncooked within the job and inexperienced, Arsenal are only a joke and Manchester United are by no means going to win the league.
“Man City have had a surprising begin and may’t rating targets as properly. So what a possibility for Spurs.”
Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood echoed the identical views on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast, insisting that serial winner Mourinho has ‘brainwashed’ the north London aspect into believing they’ll win the title.
“He’s discovered a method with the group of gamers he has,” the previous Spurs midfielder turned coach stated.
“He’s purchased very properly, [Sergio] Reguilon has been a very good signing at left-back, however [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg for me has been the perfect signing. He matches into the type and simply protects the 2 centre-halves.
“Jose has brainwashed his gamers to consider they should work to realize one thing – they should win trophies, this group of gamers.
“Whenever you play as stable as they do, he’s virtually brainwashed them into believing.
“And why wouldn’t you consider in him? He’s received 20 main trophies in his profession and also you’re successful soccer matches, so you then begin believing that this man is the actual deal, he is aware of what he’s speaking about, and why can’t we win the league?
“Once we’ve bought gamers like Son and Kane, who’re world-class and will most likely play in any crew on this planet, you’ve at all times bought an opportunity.
“They haven’t performed fantastically properly this season, however who cares?”