Tottenham news: Rio Ferdinand tells Harry Kane to leave for one reason – ‘I’d be gone’ | Football | Sport
Rio Ferdinand believes Harry Kane should leave Tottenham in order to win trophies.
England captain Kane is yet to win any silverware during his club career.
Tottenham have failed to win a trophy since Juande Ramos led them to League Cup glory in 2008.
Ferdinand can understand why contract-rebel Christian Eriksen wanted to leave Spurs in the summer.
And the Manchester United legend says, if he was Kane, he would be on his way.
“If you look at it as if you’re an individual, put yourself in like Harry Kane’s shoes, you’re saying ‘I’m off’,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.
“I’ve got to be honest with you, I’d be gone because I’ve not got time to hang around.
“I could get injured next season, I could lose form etc. I want to win now.
“‘I’ve given most of my career to this club and they haven’t [won anything]’.
“Yeah, you go very close, you can keep going very close, they’ve been close a few times of winning the league and then obviously the Champions League. It’s not enough.
“I can understand Eriksen, you can understand Eriksen’s frustrations and wanting to leave and saying ‘I want to go somewhere and potentially win something’, not be a maybe.”
However, former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch says it is important to remember how far Mauricio Pochettino has taken Spurs since arriving in 2014.
“Everyone talks about ‘they need to win silverware, they haven’t won for so long’,” Crouch said.
“But people forget where Tottenham were before Pochettino and where they are now.
“He’s moved the club on so, so far and now people expect them in the Champions League and they now expect the possibility for them to win the Premier League and they were a million miles away from that before he arrived.”
Kane scored a penalty but Spurs threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 in the Champions League clash at Olympiakos on Wednesday.