Harry's all smiles
06 November 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
It was a case of Mousa magic and delight for Dier as Harry Kane reflected on a tough night’s work against Anderlecht.
The striker made it five goals in his last three games with a fine strike to open the scoring in the first half of Thursday night’s Europa League Group J encounter against the Belgian side at the Lane.
Anderlecht refused to lay down though and levelled through substitute Imoh Ezekiel in the 73rd minute.
On a night of chances at both ends, we had the final word when Mousa Dembele hit a missile into the top corner to clinch a key 2-1 victory three minutes from time.
Below: Harry talks to Spurs TV after the Anderlecht game
“It was tough, it looked like it was going to be a draw but then it was a bit of magic from Mousa to win it,” said Harry.
“That’s what you need in this competition and we’ve gone top of the group, which is great.
“I thought we were very good in the first half and deserved to go ahead but in the second half, Anderlecht played very well and made it tough for us.
“They got the goal back but we showed character to go again and what a strike from Mousa!”
Delighted to keep the ball rolling in terms of his own form, Harry was quick to praise the contribution of Eric Dier to the team this season - the midfielder rewarded for his displays in the holding role with a call into the senior England squad for the first time, where he’ll join Harry, Dele Alli and Kyle Walker for friendlies against Spain (November 13) and France (November 17).
“He fully deserves it,” added Harry. “He’s been one of our best players this season.
“Everyone has been playing well but Eric has really stood out. He’s moved to a new position from last season and really taken to it. We’re all delighted for him.”
Harry has been nominated for the UEFA Europa League's Player of the Week - VOTE HERE