Harry Kane names the Tottenham game that sparked his career
By Dominic Toner
Harry Kane claims that his Tottenham career kicked on following the memorable 5-3 victory against Chelsea on 1 January 2015.
The forward was beginning to establish himself as a regular starter in the 2014/15 campaign and he grabbed the attention of the Premier League with his performance against rivals Chelsea.
The 23-year-old scored two goals and supplied two assists as Spurs won against the Blues, who were top of the league table at the time.
He has gone on to become a crucial player to the north London club and highlighted the importance of the Chelsea victory.
“I’d been playing for a couple of months before that (the Chelsea game) and scored a few goals against maybe some of the smaller teams in the league but people were asking that question of whether I could do it against the other teams at the top of the table,” Kane said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “It was a couple of years ago now but what an occasion, what a game!
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“Winning 5-3 to begin with, scoring a couple of goals and getting a couple of assists – it was just a special match for me and I’ve kicked on from there really.”
Kane played a major role in Spurs’ bid for the title last season as he won the Premier League golden boot for 25 goals.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side fell just short of the league title, but the Argentinian manager has built a formidable squad and Kane is at the centre of the success.
The striker is now recognised as one of the best in the division and has been tipped to break several goalscoring records, including Alan Shearer’s Premier League one.
He has already made 142 appearances across all competitions for Spurs and scored an impressive 73 goals in return.
In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has warned his players of a dangerous opponent against Southampton.