Harry on 'statement' win at United
Tue 28 August 2018, 03:26|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane claimed a first as he paved the way for a memorable 3-0 victory against Manchester United on Monday night.
The striker took a step nearer a place in the Club’s all-time top five goalscorers with his first goal at Old Trafford.
Harry planted home a textbook header to hand us the lead on 50 minutes.
Lucas Moura then took over. The Brazilian converted Christian Eriksen’s cross for 2-0 on 52 minutes before a superb solo effort to secure the points six minutes from time.
“It’s massive, just what we needed,” said Harry after we made it three wins out of three in the Premier League. “We wanted to put a statement out there.
“We knew it was going to be tough and it was, especially in the first half, it was a battle out there.
“We said at half-time we needed to step it up a gear and that’s what we did. In these games, the first goal is so important - getting that breakthrough - we got it and punished them after that with two great goals from Lucas.
“We need to kill teams off, especially away from home. After the goal we had the high press, we were playing it quicker, moving in behind and punished them when we needed to. We took our chances and coming here to Old Trafford and winning 3-0 is a big, big result.”
Harry on his header...
“Those headers always feel nice, when you head it back across and see it looping back to the far post. It was a great ball in and I'm happy to put it away.”
Harry on what the win means...
“It’s great for us, great for the fans, great for the Club. The fans will travel home happy and that’s what it’s all about. As a Club, we want to stay at the top of the league and the only way to do that is by coming to places like this and getting results, so today is a huge statement.”
Harry closing in on our all-time top five...
Harry's goal at Old Trafford moved him onto 142 goals for the Club - just one behind Jermain Defoe.
Here is our all-top top five:
266 - Jimmy Greaves
208 - Bobby Smith
174 - Martin Chivers
159 - Cliff Jones
143 - Jermain Defoe