Social media this week has been awash this week following the decision of the Football Association to award Tottenham striker, Harry Kane the 2nd goal in the 2-1 away win at Stoke. Christian Eriksen had initially been awarded the strike, but in remarkable circumstances, Tottenham appealed to the FA to award Kane the goal instead of Eriksen. Kane actually swore on his daughter’s life claiming that he scored the goal.
To many neutral fans, the approach smacks of desperation on the part of the North Londoners to allow Kane win the Topscorer award ahead of Mohammed Salah who is currently on 29 goals. While the replays have shown minimal contact by Kane, the way he claimed the goal could send a wrong signal to his teammates especially Eriksen. While the Danish midfielder is a calm presence, he would have felt bad at the club’s decision to take the goal off him, despite the club winning the game.
It shows that the club value a player more than the other, and the fact that Eriksen hasn’t come out to make a statement shows that he’s not too pleased about the decisions. Peradventure the ball actually touched Kane, it would have been understandable, but replays have failed to convincingly the ball touching the 24-year-old hitman. Kane has won the Golden Shoe award in England for the past two years, but Salah is looking like the favourites for the award this time.
The Egyptian maestro is also looking to beat the longstanding record of 31 goals set by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008. Kane wants to equal the record of Thierry Henry by wining the award three times in a row, but the manner he and his club are going about it is wrong. A dressing room divide can affect their Top 4 hopes and also hamper their chances of winning the FA Cup.