Whether he meant it or not, John Terry’s response to Tottenham fans’ chants on Wednesday evening hit the nail on the head as to why Harry Kane wants to leave the north London side this summer.
The Spurs and England striker, who boasts an extraordinary scoring record, has finally had enough of his club’s trophy drought.
The 27-year-old featured in Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa – which may well have been his last home game for the club.
And during the clash, the home fans – who finally returned to their state of the art stadium – gave former Chelsea captain Terry some lip.
According to ESPN, the Spurs fans’ chants were centred around Ledley King being better than Terry. Only for Aston Villa’s assistant coach to turn around and hold up an imaginary trophy in their direction.
While most will see it as nothing more than a bit of banter, it is the exact reason why Kane wants to leave.
In 2017, Kane said that if in three years he hadn’t won a trophy he would be disappointed. That date has been and gone.
“I just want to win trophies,” Kane told Sky Sports four years ago. “I just want to win.
“I don’t think there’s a day that goes past where I wake up and [don’t] think, ‘I want to win something, I want to win the Premier League, I want to win the Champions League, I want to win the FA Cup’.
“And in three years time, if I haven’t won a few trophies by then, it will be disappointing.”
It’s clear that Kane has reached a crossroads in his career and the very thing that may push him to leave this summer is the same imaginary item Terry held aloft to the fans.