Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane bagged his 30th goal of the season in his teams fixture at Newcastle United today. Kane’s goal secured three points for Tottenham and took his team hot on the heels of Liverpool in the race for a place in next seasons European competitions. In shooting down Newcastle’s chances, Harry Kane also answered his critics in emphatic style.
According to the BBC, Kane had a relatively quiet game though he did draw a smart save from Newcastle goalkeeper, Tim Krul, early in the second half. Kane was not to be denied though. With Tottenham leading two goals to one, they were under pressure as Newcastle pushed hard for an equalizer. Tottenham mounted a fast paced counter attack and Harry Kane picked up the ball just into the opposition half. Kane left the defence trailing in his wake as he burst through and slotted past the keeper to secure victory.
Harry Kane’s goal took him to an incredible 30 goals for the season and secured him a place in Tottenham folklore. Kane became the first Tottenham player to score 30 goals in a season since Gary Lineker did so in 1992.
Harry Kane has had an amazing season, one which saw him break into the England international team. Kane even scored with his third touch on his England debut. According to the Guardian, Kane’s manager, Mauricio Pochettino, believes that both Kane and his team mate Ryan Mason have suffered a dip in form since making their England debuts and that this has affected the teams performances.
Pochettino said, “When you come back to your club, it is normal that you are a little bit down. For two or three weeks, you are a little bit down.”
Pochettino was delighted with Kane’s performance and was quick to congratulate Harry in the post-match interview. According to the Mirror Pochettino hailed 21-year-old Kane’s goal tally as a “fantastic achievement,” and he acknowledge Kane’s achievements as “historic.”
Pochettino thinks that Harry Kane is going to get much better though. This is his first full season in the Tottenham team and he is learning all the time.
For his part, Harry Kane is hoping that his goal scoring exploits for this season are not over. Speaking after the match, Kane admitted that he hoped to bag a few more before the end of the season.
“I’m very proud but there are five games left and, hopefully, I’ll get a few more goals. I had a couple of chances and I’m delighted to get back on the score-sheet.”
Television pundit and former Tottenham star Gary Lineker was among the first to congratulate Kane when he took to Twitter and drew comparison between Kane and a host of former Tottenham strikers including Teddy Sheringham and Jurgen Klinsman.
Well done @hkane28 on being the first Spurs player to score 30 goals in yonks. Sheringham, Klinsmann, Defoe, Keane, Adebayor, where are you?
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 19, 2015
Harry Kane’s career may just be beginning, but he is already breaking records.
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