Harry on 'magical' Christian goal and United
27 December 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane hailed Christian Eriksen's 'magical goal' as we secured a hard-fought victory at Leicester on Boxing Day.
The Danish playmaker curled home a trademark free-kick for his seventh goal of the Premier League campaign – his fourth winning goal – as it ended 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.
Harry slotted home his 15th of the season to open the scoring inside a minute but having dominated early on, Leicester came back into the game and put us under pressure, equalising just three minutes into the second half.
That pressure continued but a combination of stout defending and another fine display from Hugo Lloris kept the Foxes at bay – while at the other end, Christian did it again, curling home in the 71st minute.
“It was a tough game,” reflected Harry at the KP, where he spent time on loan in 2012-13. “We got the goal early on but sat off them after that, let them get on the ball and they created a few chances.
“They scored their equaliser at the start of the second half but Christian popped up with a magical goal.
“I thought it was going to be a cross! I was waiting to try and get on the end of it. But he wrapped his foot around it and beat the keeper at his near post.
“I’m delighted for him and to get the three points, sometimes you have to grind out a result and we’ve done that.”
Below: Harry wheels away after scoring the opener at Leicester
Harry’s next target is a first career start against United as the Red Devils arrive at the Lane for what is always one of the stand-out games of the season tomorrow (Sunday, December 28, noon kick-off).
United have hit form under Louis van Gaal and sit third after their Boxing Day victory over Newcastle - their seventh win in the last eight in the Premier League.
But we’ve won three on the trot and have only lost one of our last seven – at Chelsea – and Harry can’t wait for mouth-watering clashes against United and the return against Chelsea on New Year’s Day, both at the Lane.
“We’ve built up some momentum now in the Premier League, we’re going into these games in form, both at home, hopefully we’ll get the fans going and get positive results,” he added.
“Everyone knows United are a top side and they’ve hit form. It will be a tough game but we’re confident and ready for it.”