Tottenham legend warns Harry Kane not to tarnish his legacy at Spurs

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Tottenham legend warns Harry Kane not to tarnish his legacy at Spurs

Stephen Oladehinde 10:43 - 17.05.2023

Former Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov has advised Harry Kane not to risk damaging his legacy at Tottenham by leaving the team in the summer.

England's captain Kane has been extensively linked with a big-money move to Manchester United following another disappointing season at Tottenham that will end without a trophy.

In spite of the fact that Kane will be entering the final year of his contract with Tottenham during the summer, he recently expressed his desire to revive the club's strong culture. Spurs are currently in their third manager of the season.

Berbatov has advised the Tottenham striker not to jeopardise what he has built at the club by leaving this summer.

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Kane should know what his important says Berbatov 

Berbatov who helped Spurs lift the League Cup in February 2008 before moving to Old Trafford has said Harry Kane should know the importance of his legacy at the club.

Speaking to PA news agency, Berbatov said, “I can understand and can relate to his situation. I feel for him, but at the same time, I think he is going to stay at Spurs.

“His legacy now is so great that he cannot force himself to tarnish it – when you say Spurs, it is Harry Kane and when you say Harry Kane, it is Spurs.

“They are connected forever because he is the leading goalscorer of the team, of the country (England national team) and probably is going to break Alan Shearer’s record for most goals in the Premier League as well.

“So it is down to him to know what is important for him – (for) his legacy with Spurs, which is unbelievable now. (As for) personal records, it is important also to win something before he is finished playing football. It is up to him to decide.”

Although Berbatov, who later won two Premier League titles with Manchester United, can understand Kane's predicament, he thinks the 29-year-old will always be at Tottenham, where he now holds the record for goals scored.

Harry Kane in action for Tottenham
Harry Kane in action for Tottenham

Tottenham chairman’s criticism 

Following a season in which Antonio Conte and Cristian Stellini were sacked, Ryan Mason eventually took over until the end of the season and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has also faced criticism for their poor performance.

According to Berbatov, there is a need for accountability from the practice field to the board room.

Still speaking, he said, “Again they are not at the place that they wanted to be at the start of the season. It is nothing new and everybody connected with Spurs knows it.

“Every season Spurs start with a big expectation based on everything they have at their disposal – a great stadium, the great facility to train, great players as well.

“But while the season is progressing, even if they start strong, then they are declining and that inconsistency kicks in and they start to suffer from it.

“It is a shared responsibility – probably 40 per cent to the manager, 40 per cent to the players and 20 per cent to the owners, the people running the club, because it has been a long time since winning a trophy like when I was there.”

Tottenham are likely going to miss out on next season’s European competition as they sit seventh in the Premier League table.