Kane developed into one of the best players in the world during Mauricio Pochettino’s reign but Merson felt that he wouldn’t be able to flourish under Jose Mourinho.
“When Jose took the job I worried for Harry Kane,” Merson told Sky Sports in June 2020. “He played under Pochettino and Tottenham had a go wherever they went. There were goals, there were crosses, there were shots.
“He’s going to be playing up front on his own and it is going to be hard work. In the end he is trying to hit 60-yard passes just to get involved in the game and that’s not Harry Kane.
“I don’t see him getting 25-30 goals a season the way Jose will want to play, and he [Mourinho] won’t want to play like it was when he first got in there, 4-2s and 5-3s, no way.”
A Tottenham fan paid £62 to get Merson to record a message admitting that he was wrong about the striker, and the 52-year-old duly obliged.
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