Highs and lows for Harry
Sat 05 March 2016, 20:15|Tottenham Hotspur
It didn’t take Harry Kane many words to sum-up how the dressing room felt after Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal.
“We had them where we wanted them,” said the striker, who instead of celebrating one of the best goals of his career, had more than a feeling of disappointment an hour after the final whistle.
Harry’s screamer into the top corner - his fourth goal in three Premier League starts against Arsenal, and 20th of the season in all competitions - put us 2-1 up on 62 minutes and completed a turn around from Aaron Ramsey’s first half goal.
Francis Coquelin was sent off on 55 minutes, Toby Alderweireld levelled on 60 minutes and when Harry’s shot hit the net two minutes later, victory looked on.
It wasn’t to be, however, as Alexis Sanchez rescued a point for the visitors on 76 minutes.
“We’re very disappointed,” said Harry. “We had them where we wanted them, 2-1 up, down to 10 men and we had to finish the game off.
“We needed to score the third or fourth and if we had, it would be a very different changing room right now. That’s football and we have to deal with it.”
Harry speaks to Spurs TV
We dominated the first 20 minutes, so it must have been a real blow to go 1-0 down – what was said at half-time?
Harry: “That we had to continue what we were doing. We had to change a few little things but we were playing well and creating chances. We came out in the second half and basically did the same, they went down to 10 men and we pushed on more and more. Even after we went 2-1 up we had a couple of chances we could have put away but didn’t and when you are playing top teams they can punish you at any slight moment and that’s what happened.”
Talk us through your goal…
Harry: “We were chasing the ball down, Dele got there first and did a lovely little back heel. I got the ball out my feet and thought ‘why not?’ and as soon as I hit it, I could see it going to that far post. To see it go in brought out a lot of emotion. From there, you just want to finish it off and win the game and be happy for the rest of the week.
“We’re leaving disappointed but look, we have to move on, we played well again and there is a long way to go, not just in the Premier League but we’ve another important game in the Europa League coming up this week. We’ll stay positive and keep doing what we’re doing.”
What are your thoughts on Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League (R16, first leg) on Thursday?
Harry: “It will be an amazing atmosphere and it’s one the lads are all looking forward to. It will be two very good teams going at it, we both play a good style of football and it will be a very good game.”