Mason: I’ve not spoken to Kane about future – he’s 100% committed


yan Mason insists Harry Kane remains “100 percent committed” to Tottenham’s push for European football and says he has not held discussions with the forward over his future beyond the end of the season.

News emerged on Monday evening that Kane had reiterated his desire to move on, with the club furious at the timing of the leak, given sixth-placed Spurs still face two crucial matches this season in the race for Europa League qualification.

The first of those comes against Aston Villa on Wednesday, and interim boss Mason confirmed Kane will start against Dean Smith’s side.

Asked what he had said to Kane, Mason replied: “‘How are you feeling?’ He feels fine, looking forward to tomorrow. He’s going to be 100% committed.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him play, in our beautiful stadium, in front of our fans. So we’re excited about tomorrow.

“What we’ve seen with Harry over the course of this season, and all our players, they’ve been committed.

“I thought the weekend was an exceptional performance from him. Probably the best he’s been in the last five games. Obviously he got his goal but I thought his overall performance, his work-rate, his commitment, it was exceptional. I’m sure tomorrow evening that will be no different.

“He starts tomorrow. Because he’s our best striker, and one of the best strikers in the world. I’ve said all along the facts are that I’m here for the next two games. And that’s my main focus, on putting a team out and preparing a football team, to win those games of football. And hopefully tomorrow we can do that, with Harry at the front, and hopefully has an influence on the game.

“There’s always speculation around the best players.

“There’s been speculation in the last three or four weeks about the new manager coming in, all these question marks. Which is normal. When you’re at a big club that’s normal.

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