Mourinho explains why the stats don’t do Kane justice

Harry Kane’s 150th Premier League goal secured a 1-0 victory for Tottenham at West Brom.

But boss Jose Mourinho insisted the England striker’s contribution for Spurs goes way beyond the number of goals he has scored.


Speaking at his post-match press conference, Mourinho said: “When you go to stats in relation to strikers I always say that the stats should be: how many goals the striker scored and what he did for his team in the matches where he didn’t score.

“And with many of the strikers their history would be: incredible number of goals that they scored, plus zero.

“Harry Kane you have to say: this number of goals, this number of assists, this number of balls recovered, this number of duels won, and this number of goals that he saved his team in the defensive set-piece.

“This is Harry Kane. It’s goals plus this and this and this and that.

“So for me it’s not about one more goal or one less goal. It’s about what he is as a player.”

Kane’s 88th-minute winner gave Spurs a third successive league victory.

It temporarily lifted them to the top of the table before Leicester replaced them by beating Wolves.




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