We maintained our winning run with three out of three in the striker’s absence and our sixth on the trot in the Premier League was put to bed before he returned off the bench at the Lane on Saturday.
We were 4-0 up by that stage thanks to a double from Heung-Min Son and further fine strikes from Dele Alli and Eric Dier.
It could have been more as well. We struck the woodwork four times including Harry being denied a memorable return when his free-kick rattled the top of the crossbar with the last kick of the game.
“It felt great to be out there again, a good half-hour of football,” said Harry. “The lads did brilliantly and wrapped the game up before I came on so that gave me time to get some match fitness back and the feeling to be back out there on the pitch. It felt good.
“The team has done brilliantly and that shows the strength of the squad. That’s what we’ve always strived for because injuries can happen at any stage of the season and it’s important we have that strength in depth.”
Harry has been hit by two ankle injuries this season but he’s still scored 24 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions, including 19 in 24 in the Premier League.
He admits it’s been tough to miss games but he’s determined to finish the season in style. “It’s difficult being out and missing matches but it’s part of the game,” he said.
“It’s frustrating but I feel I’ve still had a pretty good season and there are still seven games left in the league and hopefully a couple more in the FA Cup as well. There is plenty to play for.
“It’s Bournemouth next, another tough game but we’re back at the Lane, confident and looking forward to it. We know we have to try to win and keep the pressure on.”