Harry Kane has expressed his pride over his performance in Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League game this week in which he scored two goals against Borussia Dortmund.
In each of the last three seasons Kane has scored more than 20 goals in the Premier League and ahead of last Wednesday’s Champions League opener he said that he wanted to prove he was world class.
Many expected Borussia Dortmund to win at Wembley but Spurs overcame them to win 3 – 1 and manager Mauricio Pochettino described Kane as one of the “best strikers in the world”.
After the match Kane said, “It’s a very proud night for me, a very pleasing night for me personally and for the team as well. You’ve got to produce the best against the best and Borussia Dortmund are one of the best teams in Europe. So I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing and keep my head down. I fancy myself in any game I play. I’ve just got to keep working hard for the team and hopefully the goals will come.”
Pochettino said that he hopes the victory will stop “the talk about a hoodoo” and said that the victory means more than just three points as he hopes “that it will start to stop all the things that are said around the team.”
“I think that is why, for me, more than the talk about performance, which was good, it is more important the three points and the perception that we can get them in the future.”
He went on to describe the game as “tough” but said that his team were “clinical” and that they improved as the game went on. However, he did lament the fact that Jan Vertonghen was sent off in stoppage time for catching Mario Gotze in the face with his arm.