Spurs were handed a golden opportunity to temporarily earn themselves a spot in the top four after Chelsea suffered a shock defeat at home to West Brom.
Will Kane stay at Spurs beyond this season?
One player which Gold refused to place any blame on was Harry Kane who netted Tottenham’s two goals in the first half to provide them a 2-1 lead going into the break.
Kane has scored 19 times now in the Premier League alone this season and provided 13 assists during his 28 league appearances (via Transfermarkt).
However, Gold did mention one part of the England captain’s ability which he does not feel to be quite at the same standard as the rest of his game.
He said: “Even at the weekend, Moussa Sissoko was already come on as a third substitute. And then obviously Willock scored and it suddenly got changed to Bale coming on and Bale had to come on for three minutes and try and save the day – started with a terrible free-kick.
“But then, Harry Kane’s free-kicks literally is his Achilles heel. But [the] one chink in his armour is his free-kick taking, it’s absolutely appalling. Other than the one that hit the post at Man City.”
TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…
Kane has been in sensational form this season, scoring 19 goals and providing 13 assists he tops the Premier League charts for both. However, free-kick taking has never been one of his strong points.
It is quite hard to believe how poor Kane is at free-kicks considering just how good he is at shooting and shooting from range in particular; however, in his Spurs career the 27-year-old has only ever scored one free-kick which came via a huge deflection against Aston Villa in 2014.
But if this is Kane’s only poor trait then we are sure he will not lose too much sleep over it considering his incredible combined goal involvements this season with eight games still to go in the league.