Harry Kane ‘will want Champions League football next season and I’m not sure the Carabao Cup will be enough,’ says Jamie Redknapp – who warns Tottenham’s talisman and could leave Jose Mourinho as silverware and a top four finish cannot be achieved.
- Tottenham faces a crucial climax of their season in the coming months
- Spurs are outsiders to finish in the top four and are in the April Carabao Cup final
- Jamie Redknapp says Spurs must reach both to keep Harry Kane for the next term
- The ex-Tottenham man claims Jose Mourinho could lose his job if Spurs fail
According to former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp, Tottenham could lose both Harry Kane and Jose Mourinho if they don’t finish in the top four and win the Carabao Cup.
Kane, who turns 28 in July, is enjoying one of his best seasons with 28 goals in 47 appearances for club and country after finding the net for England in the World Cup qualifier against Albania this weekend for the first time since 2019.
He still has three years on his contract, but given that he is now in his prime, Redknapp doesn’t think he can afford to hang out if Tottenham can’t fulfill his personal ambitions.
Jamie Redknapp claims Tottenham will lose Harry Kane and Jose Mourinho if they don’t finish in the top four and win the Carabao Cup
Mourinho (left) and Kane (right) face an uncertain future in North London from next season
“If Tottenham gets into the top four, if Tottenham wins the Carabao Cup – which is going to be incredibly difficult – he could look at it and say, ‘You know what, I want to stay with this club because it has it all. he told the PA news agency.
‘But if he feels for even a second that the club does not have the ambition or is heading in the right direction, that opportunity will come to him, he will not want to look back in a few years and think:’ I wish I could won this or that. “Next season he wants Champions League football.
‘I’m not sure the Carabao Cup will be enough to keep him there, but I think if they win the Carabao Cup and make the top four, that’s another one for them.
Kane played on the international stage again last week, scoring for England in Albania
At the age of 27, sooner or later Harry has to make a decision as young guns are coming up with (Kylian) Mbappé and (Erling) Haaland, possibly available in the summer. Harry will look at it and he doesn’t want to miss the boat. ‘
Redknapp, who spoke at the launch of the McDonald’s Fun Football program that aims to provide one million hours of free football sessions to children between five and 11 years old by 2021, believes the same criteria apply to Mourinho.
Earlier this month, the two-time Champions League winner criticized the attitude of some of his players after leaving the Europa League for Dinamo Zagreb after giving up a 2-0 lead in the first leg.
“I think if they don’t make the top four and don’t win the Carabao Cup, there will be a lot of focus on what he’s done this season,” added Redknapp.
“It’s a good team, but an underperforming team and I think you have to be very careful if you question the attitude of the players and say,” We’re all in it together. ” If you question the attitude of the players, we must also question your attitude.
Kane’s future was called into question after Spurs was beaten out of Europe this month
‘A few years ago they were in the Champions League final, in the top four every season with Mauricio Pochettino and they played good football, when I think this season has not been easy for Tottenham fans.
“Jose hopes they can win something and make it to the top four and will consider it a very successful season.”
Redknapp believes the Free Football program is perfect for young people who come out of a lockdown and are now getting back to grassroots sports.
He said: ‘With summer approaching, there is so much to look forward to for everyone and to get involved in an initiative like this, where you give kids free football to get out and play in a good environment. one of them. . ‘
Jamie Redknapp launches a million hours of McDonald’s Fun Football sessions for kids as grassroots football returns across England. To find the closest session, visit mcdonalds.co.uk/football