Harry reflects on Burnley triumph
21 December 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane admitted he’d have liked us to have bagged one more goal during Saturday’s win against Burnley, just to put the issue beyond doubt.
The young striker’s first half header was cancelled out by a long-range curler from Ashley Barnes, before Erik Lamela popped up with a stunner of his own to secure a 2-1 victory.
We had chances to extend our lead, while goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was kept busy by Burnley’s hard-working forward Danny Ings.
While ultimately there was to be no further score, Harry felt a third goal would have benefitted us.
Asked how he thought we dealt with the visitors’ pressure during certain periods of the second half, he said: “I don’t think they created too many chances to be honest. We were always on top and controlling the game, we just needed that third goal to ease the nerves a bit.
“Credit to Burnley, though, they stuck in there and made it difficult, but we’re delighted to get the three points in the end.”
After the visitors were penalised for handball, it was Harry’s initial quick thinking in the middle that led to his opening goal. After taking the free-kick instantly, he darted into the box where he met Nacer Chadli’s cross and glanced the ball into the far corner.
Reflecting on his 14th goal of the season, the striker added: “We got a free-kick, I decided to take it quickly, Nacer got on the end of it and then I got myself in the box in the right position and thankfully managed to score. It’s always pleasing to get on the scoresheet and now we move onto the next game.”