Tottenham coach backs Kane after Goodison ‘cheater’ chants
Interim Tottenham Hotspur coach Cristian Stellini brushed apart chants from Everton followers calling Harry Kane a cheat after his dust-up with Abdoulaye Doucoure noticed the Mali worldwide despatched off at Goodison Park.
Michael Keane’s late strike from distance cancelled out Kane’s penalty on 68 minutes within the 1-1 draw, nevertheless it was an incident 10 minutes earlier that drew the ire of the Merseyside devoted when the England captain fell to the bottom following a swipe to the face from Doucoure.
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Fans sang out that Kane was a “cheater,” however Stellini, overseeing his first match as Spurs coach since Antonio Conte left the membership, stated it was an apparent sending off for Doucoure.
“The fan [reaction] is normal,” Stellini stated. “They are unhappy, but in my opinion it was a clear red card. It happens sometimes, it’s normal.”
Stellini appeared extra involved by his facet’s lack of ability to see out a recreation once they had the lead from Kane’s penalty and a person benefit after Doucoure’s crimson card.
“The approach of the game was good. The only problem?” Stellini stated. “When you find the way to score, and you are leading the game 1-0, you have one extra player, you have to be much more lucid in the way you keep the ball.”
The draw towards a group which is battling to keep away from relegation was a disappointment for Stellini, who watched his group bounce out to the lead by means of Kane’s spot kick after Keane introduced down Cristian Romero within the field.
Keane made up for his blunder in emphatic trend with a blistering purpose in damage time, sending Spurs residence with only a level of their race for a top-four end.
“We didn’t lead the game with the ball,” Stellini stated. “After the red card, we had the chance to control the game better than we did. And you have to do it with the ball, because you have one extra player and you have to lead the game.
“But generally we have been rushed and frantic, we now have to enhance on this side. We know very effectively it is a lengthy course of and we do not change in a single evening.”
Tottenham are fourth within the standings with 50 factors from 29 video games. Newcastle United and Manchester United even have 50 factors, however have performed two fewer video games.
Information from Reuters was used on this report.