Kane on KAA Gent: 'This is a great opportunity and we're confident'
23 February 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane hopes to make it back-to-back wins at Wembley Stadium, connected by EE, tonight (Thursday, February 23) as we bid to stay in Europe.
The striker was on target as we rounded off our UEFA Champions League campaign with a 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow last time out at the national stadium on December 7.
He told us at the time that he wanted to take that positive momentum into our Europa League quest and, as we look to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit against Belgian side KAA Gent in tonight's round of 32 decider in the latter competition, the England forward has reiterated that message.
“It's been a great experience,” said Harry of the chance to play at Wembley.
“Of course, the first couple of games we played there were disappointing – that was just down to our performances – but obviously we won the last game we played there so hopefully we can win (tonight) and progress in the competition.
“We’re confident. It was obviously a difficult game last week and we don’t feel we played to the best of our ability.
“It's a great opportunity for us to turn it around in the second leg now. We're feeling confident, especially after the weekend (3-0 win at Fulham in the FA Cup fifth round) and we're looking forward to the game.”
Asked how he feels about playing Europa League football once again, Harry added: “It's a chance to win a big trophy. For me, it was a great opportunity when I was young to play at the top level for Tottenham so it's a competition I hold close to my heart and, yes, every time it comes I enjoy playing in it and hopefully we can progress as far as possible.”
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