Harry Kane played better for Jose Mourinho's Spurs than for England 7 months ago

Harry Kane played better for Jose Mourinho's Spurs than for England

"I see that the team is not reaching him."

Jose Mourinho didn't have his most successful spell as a manager with Spurs, but one thing he did manage to do, was get the best from Harry Kane.

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Kane won the Premier League Golden Boot last season, with most of his goals coming under Mourinho's management, before he was sacked in April, but he has not been able to bring this form into the Euros so far.

The Londoner had a wonderful playing relationship with Son Heung-min, and the two of them became something of a double act, bringing the best out of each other. With the national side however, no one has that same rapport with the England captain.

Under Mourinho, the striker also provided the most assists in his career, racking up 14 in the premier league last season, making him just as dangerous at creating goals as he is at finishing them.

Now a pundit for TalkSport during the Euros, the three-time Premier League winner reveals why England aren't getting the best out of their star man like he did.

“A striker also depends on his team,” said Mourinho. “He depends on the dynamic of the team.

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“The best thing for a player is when he’s lucky enough to play in the national team which is very, very similar that the player has at club level.

“The way Harry is playing, it’s not similar to what he does at Tottenham. Foden open on the right is a little bit more of the same. Mason Mount, I think, is much more of an eight than a ten.

“With Harry Kane, I see that the team is not reaching him. Harry when he drops, they need to find him. They need players to make movements behind his shoulders. They must attack the last line.

“When the fullbacks arrive in crossing positions and they are not doing that, you know Harry’s movement in the box. This kind of situation is happening.”

 

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