PUEL: HOW DO WE KEEP NEME­SIS KANE FROM SCOR­ING? IT’S IM­POS­SI­BLE

Harry can’t stop get­ting goals against Foxes

Irish Daily Mirror - - SPORTS - BY JAMES NURSEY @James­nursey

LE­ICES­TER are on alert for their neme­sis Harry Kane but Claude Puel fears it may be ‘im­pos­si­ble’ to stop him.

Tot­ten­ham and Eng­land ace Kane has 13 goals in 11 games against the Foxes in all com­pe­ti­tions. He has found the Le­ices­ter net more than any other club.

The striker’s feats in­clude seven goals in the last three meet­ings – with four com­ing on his visit to the King Power Sta­dium in May 2017.

And the hit­man will fancy adding to his 13 goals for Spurs this term as he heads to the Mid­lands. City boss Puel said: “The plan? First thing is he has scored a lot not just against Le­ices­ter.

“He can score all the time against any op­po­nent, it is not a prob­lem for him, he is a fan­tas­tic player and we re­spect Harry a lot.

“We can­not stop Harry Kane, it is not pos­si­ble – he can shoot from ev­ery­where.

“We just have to have a col­lec­tive de­fence all the time to keep an eye on him.

“To re­main close to him to pre­vent his shots and his touches, just this.

“It is not solely the re­spon­si­bil­ity of Wes Mor­gan or Jonny Evans or an­other player to­mor­row though.

“It is not just the de­fence, it is all the team. Harry can score from far be­cause he takes re­spon­si­bil­ity with a lot of shots and al­ways moves. So we can­not say he is just for this marker be­cause he plays be­tween the lines and moves a lot.

“The team need to be care­ful with him and take re­spon­si­bil­ity.” Le­ices­ter may re­call fit-again Harry Maguire to help tackle fel­low Eng­land in­ter­na­tional Kane.

The de­fender is re­cov­er­ing af­ter in­jur­ing his knee against Cardiff on Novem­ber 3. But Puel is not re­ly­ing on any in­side in­for­ma­tion from Maguire from the Three Li­ons’ Rus­sia cam­paign.

The French­man added: “They can be friends and have a fan­tas­tic re­la­tion­ship but we can­not say we can stop Harry Kane like this.

“He is a player mak­ing a lot of dif­fer­ence but we need to have the fo­cus on all their play­ers with­out for­get­ting to play our­selves.”

Le­ices­ter are with­out their own for­mer Eng­land striker Jamie Vardy, who is still in pain from a groin in­jury.

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