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12th Nov 2021

Roy Keane gets in brutal Spurs dig when discussing Harry Kane form

Callum Boyle

Vintage Roy Keane

Roy Keane aimed a playful dig at Tottenham Hotspur ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier with Albania on Friday night.

Keane was speaking on ITV about Harry Kane’s recent comments about his failed summer move to Manchester City, in which he admitted the talk had affected his start to the season.

The England forward hasn’t quite hit the heights he would normally do, scoring just one goal in 10 Premier League games after a summer of speculation after the 28-year-old handed in a transfer request in search of a new challenge.

Kane has also struggled for the national side, looking a shadow of himself in the World Cup qualifier against Hungary and was subject to criticism over his performances.

And Keane, predictably, had no room for sympathy, using the opportunity to poke fun at Kane’s employers.

Keane said: “He’s got to liven up.

“He’s got to liven up and look at himself and say ‘listen, get over these disappointments.

“Listen, he plays for Spurs, he should be used to disappointments.

“It’s not often they win stuff.”

Absolute gold from Roy Keane once again.

His comments were made with laughter from Arsenal legend Ian Wright who stood there chuckling away whilst former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe said to Keane and presenter Mark Pougatch “what’s he laughing at?”

A win for England tonight (Friday 12 November) will all but secure qualification for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

Should England win and Poland drop points to Andorra, the Three Lions’ spot at the tournament will be confirmed tonight.

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