“Why Kane deserved the transfer and the way the Spurs recovered from the turbulent summer time” – Jermaine Jenas

I thought Harry Kane would be fine for Tottenham in his first league start of the season against Watford.

He looked a little angry at times, I thought sometimes when he picked up a booking just before the break, but maybe that was just a reaction to what was happening on the pitch and how the referee, Andre Marriner, handled the game.

But in terms of working for the team, connecting the game and trying to achieve his goal, it has been a decent feat from a deeper role he is performing with the runners and the movement that Tottenham has on their team can.

Both full-backs came forward, Dele Alli came from deep, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s passing game was a specialty and Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-min made runs.

Harry Kane Touch cardOnly seven of Harry Kane’s 38 touches were in the Watford penalty area, but he covered more ground (10.15 km) than any other Spurs player except Dele Alli (10.72 km).

They were a threat at times, but with Watford parking the bus, Harry found it increasingly difficult to fire any shots, so he was limited to only one late in the game.

But he occupied those pockets, trying to find passports to open Watford, and he would have reached his destination late when a toenail prevented him from doing a knock.

What’s next for Kane and Spurs?

The club fully understood Kane’s situation over the summer and there will be a large number of Spurs fans who still sympathize with him. He deserves his move.

Whether Robbie Keane to Liverpool, Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Carrick to Manchester United or Luka Modric and Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, they all deserve their move.

Kane has been possibly Tottenham’s best player for the past five years. He is her talisman and “one of them”, as the singing from the terrace can be heard.

In a normal market, you would normally have seen Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United at the table fighting for Kane’s signature.

But because of the price Spurs wanted and the way the market was going, there was only one place for him – although I’m still shocked that United didn’t come in and steal it because it looks like it was made for Old Trafford.

The other surprise was that City didn’t make him their top priority. If I were Kane it would ruin that move forever because there had obviously been discussions about how he was going to become a City player and they would do anything to get him.

Harry Kane claps Tottenham fans at WolvesKane announced his intention to stay with Spurs on August 25 after a lengthy summer transfer saga with Manchester City

However, they have chosen to make Jack Grealish their priority – which is their prerogative.

It’s going to be a frustrating year for Kane. I was at the club when Modric had a similar situation with Chelsea and he was dying to leave. He was furious about it but showed up the next season and was brilliant and eventually went to Real Madrid.

Sometimes things happen for a reason, but it’s going to be hard to figure out and as a footballer I hope he still gets what he deserves, which is the chance to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world .

Whether it was the pandemic, his price wasn’t hit, or the striker Tottenham wanted to replace wasn’t available, the stars just weren’t for him to keep going.

There have been reports of a possible new deal at Spurs but he will know deep down that if he signs a new deal he will never leave.

That’s not a bad thing because he could turn around and say, “They didn’t accept £ 130m for me, that means I’m worth at least £ 300,000 a week,” but Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is due von Kane’s age in such a good position and his contract period.

If I were Harry Kane I would be stuck trying to do my best this year sorting things out with the chairman and making sure I am able to take the step I want next year.

Daniel Levy will eventually want the money. What would Kane be worth with a one-year contract? It all depends on how he acts, of course, but you’re probably still talking about around £ 80million.

Of course, the club will try to get top cash for him next summer as well, but there has to be further discussion to set a transfer fee that works for both sides.

I can’t see the chairman rubbing his hands together and saying, “You have three years left, and you are not going anywhere” because I hope they have a better relationship.

Spores recover after a turbulent summer

Three wins out of three games is a good start, but it’s still difficult to see where Tottenham will stand at this stage of the season.

In their first game they won on the counterattack against Manchester City and at the Wolves their win was similar in every way.

But what I have noticed so far is the feeling of togetherness, the team spirit and the determination after a turbulent summer, with the insecurity in management and the Kane situation that almost made them mockery.

Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all play at the top of the table. So it depends on what Tottenham, Everton, West Ham and all the other clubs that want to rise up can do.

Tottenham have a very good squad but they had a great start to the season last season and they fell off completely.

There’s nothing to say it won’t be the same this year. It will be interesting to see what Nuno Espirito Santo is doing to keep everyone happy and if he can push his chairman further – actually challenge instead of falling off again.

Jermaine Jenas spoke to BBC Sport’s Steve Sutcliffe

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