Harry Kane must exercise caution in his team’s match against Liverpool on Sunday to avoid receiving a yellow card. And this would prevent him from playing against Leeds on November 12.
The England captain has been as impressive as ever thus far this season. And with 10 goals in 13 appearances, he is second only to Erling Haaland in the Premier League scoring lists. However, Antonio Conte would suffer a severe setback if facing a disciplinary matter.
Kane has been shown four yellow cards for fouls against Wolves, Nottingham Forest, Brighton, and Bournemouth. The threshold for a suspension was not changed from five yellow cards to 10 until after the club’s 19th game. The regulations stipulate that a player would receive an automatic one-match suspension for the same tournament after collecting five bookings.
Harry Kane has to be cautious in Tottenham vs Liverpool clash
Therefore, Kane will have to play carefully against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds team to avoid being sidelined for the Leeds match. Especially given the Spurs’ current offensive injury issue.
Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski are both still getting back to full health. And Son Heung-min will have surgery to repair a fracture he sustained against Marseille in midweek. It is unclear when the South Korean star will be able to play again. Son Heung-min will also continue to work on getting back to full health.
Lucas Moura, Spurs’ backup option, has said he is playing despite injury. So, Kane is under even greater pressure than usual to deliver for his club.
Given the proximity of the Qatar World Cup, some have speculated that specific players may begin to ease off the gas a little in the upcoming weeks. But Kane has promised to keep giving his club side his all.
“I said it before. You try not to think about it. I said the World Cup was going to come around quickly. And it’s come around quickly.
We’re in November already, and in a couple of weeks, we’ll be on the plane and playing the first game in no time. I think many players have got it in the back of their minds. But the top players manage to give 110 per cent no matter what.
The more you try to think about managing yourself, it sometimes backfires. So personally, I’m just trying to focus on the next three games. Of course, it’s hard not to think about it. But if we can have three good results, it will put us in a really good place going into the World Cup.”