Wrighty says fatherhood could be a burden to the England captain, who has had very little rest in recent months
Tottenham star Harry Kane’s early season struggles could be a result of becoming a father, according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright.
Kane welcomed a baby daughter to the world on August 8, in between England’s World Cup campaign and the beginning of the 2018/19 Premier League.
The Three Lions skipper has since scored just two goals in six appearances, looking notably short of sharpness.
Writing in his column for The Sun, Wrighty suggests he may have an explanation: “There are also worries about Kane’s fitness – but we need to cut him some slack.
“When you watch him, he does not look as sharp as we have seen him before.
“But people don’t take into consideration the fact he has just had a new baby.
“How many other players coming back from the World Cup have recently had a new addition to the family?
“We don’t know what his sleeping patterns are like at the moment so maybe that might have something to do with his form.”
Spurs will be hoping to bounce back from consecutive league defeats against Watford and Liverpool when they face Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Wright added: “Just like his Tottenham team, Kane can prove everything is all right by putting on a show at the San Siro.”
The north Londoners will have to do so without the injured Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli, while Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld have not travelled with the squad due to ‘technical reasons’.