Ramsey on Kane
Chris Ramsey was pleased to see Harry Kane back doing what he does best for our Under-21s on Monday.
The striker, recently back from a loan spell at Norwich City, rifled home a superb strike as we beat West Ham 3-2 in tricky conditions at the new Training Centre.
Harry bossed the first half and set up our opening goal for Jon Obika. He also forced a fine save from Jake Hoskins and went close on another occasion from distance.
West Ham hit back twice after we’d taken the lead before Giocarlo Gallifuoco headed home the winner in an entertaining Elite Group clash.
“I’ve seen Harry do that a few times!” said Chris, our Senior Professional Phase Coach. “There were a few other chances in there as well, but he’s getting back to match fitness and it’s great to have him back in the fold.”
Harry added: “I’m back now, getting my fitness up as best as I can and trying to impress the gaffer as much as I can. I’d love to be involved.”
As for the victory, there were plusses and minuses for Chris. “It was difficult to try and play the way we’re accustomed to, but that’s the nature of the game in this country, you’ve got to get on with it and stick by your playing principles.
“We could have taken a lot more care of our passing and it’s in matches like this that you learn that you can’t keep on giving the ball away, because teams end up scoring against you. Overall though, the lads gave everything and we did well.”