Robbie Keane wowed by Jack Harrison in Leeds United clash v Tottenham
Robbie Keane was thrilled with Jack Harrison’s role in assisting Daniel James’ goal for Leeds United in their 2-1 loss at Tottenham on Sunday.
Leeds went into the break 1-0 ahead thanks to James’ first goal for the Yorkshire club but it would not have come if it wasn’t for a stunning cross by Harrison.
The ex-Manchester City winger bamboozled Spurs’ Emerson Royal with a bit of skill before delivering an inch-perfect cross to the back post for James to score.
At half-time, Keane couldn’t hide how impressed he was with Harrison.
“He’s been causing a lot of problems, he’s very skilful,” said Keane on Sky Sports Premier League at half-time on Sunday.
“You have to question the defending there but take nothing away from this incredible ball. [It’s] in between the goalkeeper and the defender, it’s very hard to defend that ball.
“Great skill here, nutmeg on [Emerson] but it’s all about the ball. Incredible pass – striker’s dream.”
Jamie Redknapp then took aim at Emerson for his defending and said: “[It’s] so disappointing from Emerson Royal, not good enough defending.”
What a ball
We’ve been waiting for Harrison to deliver all season.
It’s been a frustrating few months for the man who ended his three-year loan stint at Elland Road in the summer to sign permanently from Manchester City.
He’s cost the Whites a lot of money but so far, we’ve only seen displays from Harrison that suggest he wasn’t worth what was paid.
However, that skill and that cross for the goal at Tottenham was sublime. We really cannot overstate just how much that impressed us.
It was a bit out of the blue considering Harrison’s form but he made Emerson look like an amateur with the way he knocked the ball past him and then fired in that cross for James.
We’d love to see Harrison and James linking up way more often this season.
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