Tottenham interim head coach Ryan Mason played down the significance of Harry Kane’s emotional lap of honour after his side’s final home match of the season.
Kane, 27, appeared to have tears in his eyes as he walked around Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following their 2-1 defeat by Aston Villa on Wednesday night.
The England international seemed to be bidding farewell to the section of Spurs supporters allowed into the match as he embarked on a lap of honour.
Kane’s gesture comes just days after he asked the club to sell him in the summer transfer window with the forward eager to start winning trophies having not won any in North London.
Manchester United and Manchester City are two sides interested in a possible deal for Kane at the end of the season, although Tottenham owner Daniel Levy is adamant he will not sell the star striker to a domestic rival.
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Speaking after the dismal defeat to Villa interim coach Mason was once again asked about Kane’s future, but he attempted to play down the significance of his emotional lap of the stadium.
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“He means a lot, it’s not ‘meant’, he means a lot because he’s a Tottenham player,” Mason told Match of the Day. “He still is a Tottenham player.
“I’ve answered so many questions on Harry Kane in the last 24 hours. I’m willing to sit here and answer questions to you guys about the game and how the game went and the situation regarding the match but, I’m sorry, individuals, I’m not really going to have a comment on that because we were fully focused on the his game.
“I think you could see from the first 10 minutes our minds were fully focused on the match. Disappointing result, disappointing couple of hours, obviously I’m very disappointed.”
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