Opinion: The statistics that reveal the truth behind Kane’s perceived decline
Imprudent comments are to be expected due to a steady decline from a statistical point of view, but is this solely down to Kane’s player regression?
Subsequent ankle injuries could mean Kane and Pochettino have acknowledged that he may need to be less robust and conserve energy. This, however, comes at a detriment to the pressing approach Poch built his name on.
A lot has been made of his goal tally in 2019 – the latest being his lack of open-play goals. He’s been outscored by the likes of Lacazette and Jimenez from open play in all club competitions in 2019, yet these same articles refuse to magnify just how devastating his injuries were.
Last season, he missed 91 days of football which equated to 17 games (3 months) without Kane (Tr...
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