Speaking on the BBC Radio Five Live Football Daily Podcast, Jonas Olsson has been dissecting the north London derby after Arsenal demolished Tottenham.
The Gunners were brilliant against their biggest rivals, but as good as Arsenal were, it also has to be noted that Tottenham were poor.
Spurs offered very little threat going forward, and unfortunately, once again, the finger has to be pointed at their so-called star man, Harry Kane.
Olsson noted that Kane didn’t look interested on Sunday, claiming that he didn’t want to be there.
What’s been said?
The BBC pundit gave his view on the Spurs striker’s performance.
“Gabriel was excellent, but I think he was happy to play against Harry Kane, because Harry Kane didn’t look like he wanted to be there. He wasn’t running behind at all, he was just coming close to get the ball and that’s ideal for a defender like Ben White or Gabriel, with their physicality, they just want to defend on the front foot, so that also played in their favour,” Olsson said.
It’s one thing for Kane to put in a bad performance, but looking disinterested is another thing entirely.
This was a north London derby, it should be the type of match that Kane relishes, but on this occasion, he looked as though he’d rather be anywhere else in the world.
Until Kane starts scoring again, questions are going to be asked about his commitment, and while his body language may not tell the full story, it has to be said that he isn’t looking like the player we’ve grown accustomed to seeing in recent years.