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Roy Keane Ridicules Harry Kane's 'Boring' Pre-Match Speeches For Tottenham

Rory O'Callaghan

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Roy Keane Ridicules Harry Kane's 'Boring' Pre-Match Speeches For Tottenham

Roy Keane has ridiculed Harry Kane’s “boring” pre-match team talks for Tottenham and says the England captain needs to “liven up”.

Keane took aim at Kane after the topic of Spurs was brought by fellow Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards in the second episode of Sky Bet’s ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ series.

Referring to Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ documentary which covered the club's 2019-20 season, Keane says he was unimpressed by Kane’s attempt at leadership and the dressing room culture at Tottenham.


"Spurs must be a hard job," Keane said.

"Imagine the culture at Spurs. Even the players in the dressing room, the medical room - everyone was on their phones.

“They showed a couple of players falling out, maybe it was Alli and Dier, but they were arguing like children.

"They were going 'oh you need to do your job'. There was no aggression! They were like actors with no emotion behind it.

“Harry Kane was doing a talk before the games. Oh my God Harry, you need to liven up man.

“First of all, if you're going to have a speech before every game, players are going to get bored of it. Why (do) you think you need speeches before matches?


"And you know when people were having huddles before the match and there's like 600 people in it? It loses what it's about.

"The bus driver was in it, the chef (as well). I'd be like 'You, get out of this circle of whatever we're doing'.”

Despite his comments, Keane insists he has nothing against Tottenham.

“I like Spurs, I have a soft spot for Spurs,” added the former Manchester United captain.

Kane has faced criticism for his performances this season after a summer move to Manchester City failed to materialise.

Kane has faced criticism for his lack of goals this season (Image credit: Alamy)
Kane has faced criticism for his lack of goals this season (Image credit: Alamy)

The 28-year-old has managed just two goals his 14 Premier League games this season, although he did open the scoring in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool.

Despite his struggles this season, Kane retains the backing of Spurs boss Antonio Conte.

Speaking ahead of the draw with Liverpool, Conte said: "Harry is a world-class striker.

"Every day that I train him I understand very well that he's a world-class striker.

"He's one of the best I've had the pleasure to train. He's amazing. I like to have him in my team.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & Sky Bet/Twitter

Topics: Harry Kane, Roy Keane, Micah Richards, Tottenham Hotspur, Sky Sports, Football, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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