Spurs’ Kane ‘hurt’ by missed training backlash

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has said that he was “hurt” by comments questioning his professionalism after reports that he missed training as his push to leave the club continues.

Kane, 28, issued a statement on social media on Friday, saying that he would not want to “jeopardise” his relationship with the club’s fans.

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“It’s almost 10 years since I made my Spurs debut. For every one of those years, you – the fans – have shown me total support and love,” Kane said.

“That’s why it hurts to read some of the comments that have been made this week, questioning my professionalism.

“While I won’t go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train. I will be returning to the club tomorrow, as planned.

“I wouldn’t do anything to jeopardise the relationship I have with the fans who have given me such unwavering support during my time with the club. This has always been the case as it is today.”