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Defoe clarifies the comments he made regarding Kane’s future at Spurs

Mon 29 March 2021 | 15:33

Jermain Defoe has talked about the comments he made about Harry Kane and how his departure from Tottenham will help him win trophies.

During an interview with


, the former 


striker admitted that in order for the England international to win trophies he has to leave Spurs.

Harry Kane

, who turns 28 in July, has not yet won a major title with Tottenham.

The Rangers striker

Jermain Defoe


"You have to win and bring silverware, otherwise it's not good enough. When you actually achieve that and the feeling you get from that, wow man. I wish I had that earlier on in my career.

"If Harry Kane wants that and wants to win trophies then it looks like he has to go.

"I don't think it will be easy for him to leave and he might be looking at it and want to finish off being the highest goal scorer in the club's history and see where that takes him.

"He can hopefully win a few trophies, but if he's really craving medals then he really has to go."

The 38-year-old tried to clarify what he meant on


with a video message.

Defoe said:

"I just wanted to quickly put the record straight.

"I've seen a headline this morning saying that I said 'Harry Kane has to leave Tottenham'. That's not what I meant, being a Tottenham fan, I love the club and everyone knows my relationship with the club and the fans.

"What I meant was, Harry might want to finish as the highest scorer in the club's history ahead of Jimmy Greaves, which would be an unbelievable achievement, and along the way, win some trophies.

"Or, he might want to leave and go and win loads of trophies elsewhere. Ultimately that's up to Harry.

"I just want to put the record straight; I don't want it to seem I said that 'Harry Kane has to leave Tottenham'. Being a Tottenham fan that doesn't make sense."

Kane’s future has been raising many questions, especially after the answer he provided for one of the questions following England’s clash against Albania on Sunday.

When Kane was quizzed if the rumours about his future would affect his performances, he replied:

"I think that's a hard question to answer right now.”

"It's important that all my focus is on the two England games coming up now and the rest of the season with Spurs and then the Euros. To be thinking about speculation or rumours would be damaging in terms of my own performance.

"I'm fully focused on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer, and then we'll see where we go from there."

source: SportMob