Tottenham Hotspur’s board are reportedly fuming at the club’s FA Cup exit, with Harry Kane benched despite chairman Daniel Levy and co expecting a proper go at winning the trophy.
The Lilywhites were knocked out of the competition in the fifth round by Norwich City, with the Canaries running out 1-0 winners at Carrow Road.
Kane was an unused substitute for the game, with manager Jose Mourinho opting to start with Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min up front.
The decision to leave out the England captain has been met with criticism from some quarters, with many believing that Kane should have been given the chance to help the team progress in the competition.
And according to The Athletic, the Tottenham board are “fuming” at the result, with Levy and co expecting a proper go at winning the trophy.
The report claims that the board were expecting Mourinho to field a strong team for the game, with Kane leading the line.
However, the Portuguese coach opted to rest the striker, with the club’s Premier League form taking precedence over the FA Cup.
The decision has been met with criticism from some quarters, with many believing that Kane should have been given the chance to help the team progress in the competition.
The report also claims that the board are “disappointed” with the result, and that they are now looking to the future and how the club can improve.
It is understood that the board are keen to see the club make a strong push for silverware next season, with the FA Cup a priority.
The club are also looking to strengthen their squad in the summer, with the board keen to add quality to the team in order to compete for major honours.
Kane is expected to remain at the club for the foreseeable future, and it is likely that he will be given the chance to help the team progress in the FA Cup next season.
The board’s disappointment at the club’s FA Cup exit is understandable, and it is clear that they are expecting a much better showing in the competition next season.