Harry Kane ‘deserves’ to be playing at a higher level than the Europa League and the Tottenham striker could be considering his future following Spurs’ disastrous exit at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb, according to Peter Crouch.
The Lilywhites’ week started with a north London derby defeat to Arsenal and it got worse as a sensational hat-trick from Mislav Orsic, completed at the very start of the second period of extra-time, gave the Croatian side a 3-2 aggregate victory over the Premier League club.
Spurs’ only hope now of ending their 13-year wait for a trophy lies with the Carabao Cup, where they play Manchester City in the final in April.
“I look at Harry Kane trudging off the pitch,” Crouch said. “He shouldn’t be playing in this competition. He is a Champions League player, but he has gone out to Dinamo Zagreb and that is the worrying thing.
“Where is his head at? Not just the manager, but those players, Son (Heung-min), Kane, they deserve to be playing at a higher level than the Europa League.”
Crouch accused his former club of ‘hiding’ from their responsibilities in the match.
“They haven’t turned up in two games,” he said.
“Players have gone missing. We saw players hiding, not tracking back, simple passes were not made, there was no creativity.
“Zagreb were the better side, and they deserved to go through. That’s disastrous and you wonder where Tottenham’s season is going to go from now.
“I have got a lot of friends who are Spurs fans and they are not happy. They lost the north London derby with a whimper, and by going out of Europe tonight, there season is hanging by a thread.”