Defoe says Kane must leave Tottenham this year if he wants silverware

Former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe believes Harry Kane must leave Tottenham if he wants to win trophies.

Defoe, who had two permanent spells with Spurs, won one League Cup with the club back in 2008. His next trophy as a player didn’t come until this year when he helped Rangers win the Scottish Premiership title.

Now or never for Kane?

On the flip side, Harry Kane only has two runner-up medals from the League Cup in 2015 and the Champions League in 2019.

Sure, he won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup, but it feels strange to think one of England’s best strikers of the modern era hasn’t lifted a piece of silverware with his club.

When asked about this subject on talkSPORT, Defoe was pretty honest in his assessment.

“If you’d have asked me this question a few years ago, I’d have said he should have stayed there, what he’s done at the football club – he’s a legend. 

“Since I’ve come away from that and gone to Rangers, I’ve seen that mentality and played for another big club, the importance of playing for that club and winning every game, that mentality, the standards and demands. 

“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 goalscorer 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.”

It’s a tough situation for Kane to be in, but ultimately, Defoe certainly isn’t the only person thinking a move should be on the cards.

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