Tottenham’s top-four hopes took a big hit after a lackluster performance in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Brighton and Harry Kane’s poor performance has been attributed to his trip to America last week
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Spurs failed to record a single shot on goal throughout the game, as their first three featured Dejan Kulusevski, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane Everyone struggled to cause problems for the Brighton backline. It was a major blow to Tottenham’s top four hopes under Antonio Conte after a string of impressive performances in recent weeks.
And Gabby Agbonlahor hasn’t held back in his criticism of Kane. The England captain was slammed by the former AstonVilla striker for his impromptu outing to watch The master in America last week after experiencing jet lag.
Speaking of talkSPORT ‘s GameDay – Her verdict told Agbonlahor: “I think of small things [make a difference]For example, if you’re Harry Kane, I’m his number one fan, but if you fly to The Masters after the Aston Villa game, travel and come back, and then perform that feat, questions need to be asked on Harry Kane.
“Was it the right thing for him to go and do? Because the Spurs went forward toothless, no shots on goal. Each time they seem to have a small advantage arsenal and Manchester United, they throw it away. He would have agreed 100 percent [to go]but the way he played it seemed like he was jet lagged, it wasn’t the Harry Kane we’re used to seeing.
“And every time they seem to have a lead in this race for the top four, they keep leaving Manchester United behind, Arsenal in particular. So as much as we look at the games and the results, these teams look like they could lose any game, any week.”
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Following Tottenham 4-0 away win at Aston Villa last weekend that saw them three points clear of fourth-placed Arsenal after a fourth in a row First League won, Kane flew to the United States to watch the final round of the Masters, which took place the next day.
He was on hand to watch Scottie Scheffler win the legendary tournament before flying back to London for Spurs training in the week. But he endured a tough return against Brighton as Spurs missed a major opportunity to strengthen their grip on a Champions League Location.
Another win would have allowed Tottenham to put a six-point gap between themselves and fifth place, especially as Arsenal lost their third straight game on the same day, but with Manchester United v Norwich City the gap remains at three points.
It’s seen as a huge waste of an opportunity and Spurs can now only hope that result doesn’t haunt them again at the end of the season. They are back in action in Brentford on Saturday evening (April 23, 5:30 p.m.).
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/harry-kane-slammed-brighton-defeat-26736515 Gabby Agbonlahor slams Harry Kane for Masters trip after Brighton performance