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Tim impressed by Kane's late show

Posted on 27 July 2011  - 12:00

Niko Kranjcar and Roman Pavlyuchenko might have grabbed the headlines after our Spurs XI's 5-3 friendly win at MK Dons, but Tim Sherwood reserved praise for youngster Harry Kane after his cameo performance off the bench.

Niko Kranjcar and Roman Pavlyuchenko might have grabbed the headlines after our Spurs XI's 5-3 friendly win at MK Dons, but Tim Sherwood reserved praise for youngster Harry Kane after his cameo performance off the bench.

Niko pulled the strings from central midfield and was involved in four of our five goals in front of over 16,000 fans at stadiummk.

That included setting up the first two goals expertly finished by 'Pav' as we went 2-0 up and an absolute thunderbolt from 35 yards to put us 4-2 up after the home side had recovered to 2-2 in the second half.

Second Year Trainee Harry, who turns 18 on Thursday, entered the fray for Jermain Defoe after 76 minutes and scored within three minutes, sliding home the ball as MK defender Gary Mackenzie dallied in front of goal following David Martin's save from another Niko effort. That restored our lead at 3-2.

He then had the final word in the last minute, robbing Tom Flanagan of possession 30 yards from goal, running into the box and coolly sliding the ball into the bottom corner.

"Harry showed real quality when he came on," said Technical Co-Ordinator Tim.

"His first goal was a real goalscorer's goal, a poacher's goal, just nicking in front of the defender and sliding the ball home.

"The second was a good finish as well. He had three chances and scored twice in 15 minutes, a good ratio.

"He's a good player and we all think he's got a future at the club."

There were plenty of positives for Tim as his Spurs XI side completed a fifth friendly of pre-season.

"We did well. The first team lads needed minutes and they got that. Corluka was outstanding at centre-half, Niko showed everyone the quality he has and Pav's finishing was fantastic.

"We popped it around at times and played okay. The young boys were excellent as well.

"We've had five friendlies now and that's a proper pre-season, with more games to come. It's been excellent so far."