Harry's field of dreams
12 March 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane goes back to where it all started on Sunday.
Turn the clock back to November 2, 2014 and the striker, who had impressed up until then in cup competitions, stepped off the bench just before the hour mark with us trailing 1-0 against Villa at Villa Park.
Nacer Chadli equalised with five minutes left and then the grandstand finish as Harry struck a free-kick that clipped off the wall and nestled in the top corner, sparking great scenes of celebration in the away section as he raced over to the fans.
You cannot underestimate how important that moment was in the Academy graduate’s career.
Harry has started every match in the Premier League since that day- and racked up 37 league goals in in those 56 matches.
“I took the free-kick, it took a deflection and I could see the goalkeeper going one way and the ball heading towards the other corner,” he reflected.
“As soon as it went in it was pure emotion, I ran over to the fans, slid on my belly and everyone jumped on top. It was an amazing feeling.
“I’ve started every Premier League game since then. It definitely got the ball rolling and I’ve managed to score a few goals after that, so it’s definitely a game and a stadium where I’ll look back at where it all started.
Below: Flashback as Harry speaks to Spurs TV after his winner at Villa last season
“It was amazing game for me and the start of the journey. It will be great to go back and the most important thing is to go and get the win on Sunday.”
We travel to Birmingham in a determined mood after recent results against West Ham, Arsenal ans Borussia Dortmund.
Villa, meanwhile, are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League. “They are fighting against relegation so they will be up for this game,” stated Harry.
“They are at home so they will try to get the fans onside and we have to be ready for that, make sure we’re on our game and try to come away with a win.
“All games are difficult, especially when teams are fighting for points at the bottom of the table. We have to make sure we’re ready for that and try to get the result.”