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He always steps up for the big games - Harry on Dele

Posted on 1 May 2017  - 03:00

It was never in doubt - Harry Kane knew Dele Alli was going to deliver again when it mattered most in the final north London derby at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

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Dele opened the scoring as our dominance was finally rewarded in the second half, his reactions as sharp as ever to drive home from close range after Petr Cech denied Christian Eriksen.

"We have a great understanding, Dele always steps up in the big games and that’s important," said Harry. "It was great for him to score - even if I gave him a bit of stick for the one he missed earlier!"

Harry added number two from the penalty spot within minutes to secure a 2-0 win that meant so much - it reduced the gap to leaders Chelsea to four points, made it nine wins on the trot in the Premier League, 13 home league wins on the trot and, of course, made sure that we'll finish above the Gunners for the first time in a while...

More importantly for Harry, it took Dele to 21 goals this season - the pair now have 48 between them - with Heung-Min Son weighing in with 19.

"I said at the start of the season if you want to challenge for titles you need to have at least two players scoring 20 goals per season," added Harry.

"Dele has done that and has been fantastic. Christian and Sonny have also chipped in. That’s important because you can’t rely on one or two players, you need three of four chipping in throughout a long season and that’s what we’ve had this season."