There has been a mixed reaction from Spurs fans when it comes to seeing Harry Kane in the squad for Nuno Espirito Santo’s reunion with former club Wolverhampton Wanderers this afternoon at the Molineux.
Kane, 28, had been rumoured to have travelled with the squad for the first time since he made his intentions clear of wanting to leave the north Londoners at the end of last season.
He finds himself on the bench with the same front three that featured on the opening weekend against Man City rightfully keeping their places for this contest in the west Midlands.
It is no surprise to see the serial goalscorer in the squad today, especially considering Espirito Santo’s comments this week which have consistently hinted at an inclusion for his key man.
“I cannot answer that,” the Portuguese said in his pre-match Pacos de Ferreira press conference on Wednesday.
“What I can tell you is he’s better. He’s getting his fitness better and better each day.
“He worked today, he’s going to work tomorrow and he’s going to join the group on Friday. And on Saturday we’re going to make a decision on who’s going to be involved in the next game.”
Here’s how a select number of different Spurs fans reacted to the team news on social media.
@johnrhueston tweeted: ‘Big test today again for Sanchez and Dier. No Romero but Nuno persists with Winks. Not surprised Kane on the bench. Still feel he’ll be gone by the end of transfer window.’
@skipperThfc is not impressed with Nuno: ‘Nuno saying he doesn’t want players in the squad who is not fully committed to spurs …
‘And he decided to exclude Tanguy and decided to bring kane to the squad..
On the other hand, @TikTokTottenham is happy with the Portuguese’ decision making: ‘Well played Nuno [followed by clapping emoji].’
‘That’s right Kane u can’t just swan back after an extended holiday n think you can just walk in the first team,u may be the prems best striker but don’t take the piss!’
@ThfcAnton has put: ‘Nah idc if Kane’s staying im backing him. It won’t be the same after what’s happened but he’s literally one of the best players in the world.’
@RoyalThanimal agreed with the line-up: ‘Unchanged lineup and rightly so. Kane on the bench and also rightly so, needs to earn his place back in the side.’
@JohnHall1985 has a message to all Spurs fans who are contemplating whether to boo Kane if he comes on: ‘If you boo Harry Kane today – Get in the bin!
‘Regardless of what has happened, he is still our player, the best striker in the world and I still am desperate for him to stay!’
From the latest transfer news to those glorious wins in north London and beyond! There might even be a laugh or two too.
@_fletch____ reckons: ‘Kane being in the actual squad says to me he’ll be staying this season.’
A mixed response from fans who don’t know how to feel after the whole transfer fiasco which is still going on around whether the 28-year-old will or will not complete his rumoured £150million move to Man City before the August 31 deadline.
Regardless, Wolves fans were not shy at all to show Tottenham’s talisman what they have thought about his conduct over the summer when it comes to trying to force a move out of his boyhood club.