Rio Ferdinand advised Harry Kane to consider quitting Tottenham should the striker harbour hopes of winning silverware in the future.
After missing most of the second half of last season due to injuries, Kane has begun the new campaign strongly by scoring four goals in Spurs’ opening six games.
While the England captain continues to bang in the goals, however, Spurs have only claimed two wins to date. They’ve also blown two-goal leads in two of their last three games to add to the mounting pressure.
The last one, of course, came in Greece on Wednesday during the club’s Champions League opener with Olympiacos.
After Kane and Lucas Moura put Spurs into a commanding lead, Daniel Podence got one back for Olympiacos just before the break. Mathieu Valbuena then completed the comeback by slotting home a second-half penalty.
Now Ferdinand, who won the Champions League in 2008 during his trophy-laden Manchester United career, insists he would look to leave Spurs if he were in Kane’s position – just like Christian Eriksen attempted to in the summer.
“If you look at it as if you’re an individual, put yourself in Harry Kane’s shoes, you’re saying ‘I’m off’,” the ex-defender told BT Sport.
“I’ve got to be honest with you, I’d be gone because I’ve not got time to hang around. I could get injured next season, I could lose form. I want to win now.
“I’ve given most of my career to this club and they haven’t [won anything]. Yeah, you go very close, you can keep going very close, they’ve been close a few times of winning the league and then obviously the Champions League. It’s not enough.
“I can understand Eriksen, you can understand Eriksen’s frustrations and wanting to leave and saying ‘I want to go somewhere and potentially win something’, not be a maybe.”
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