Harry: “These battles, when you get through them, they just feel a bit sweeter”
Mon 02 November 2020, 16:22|Tottenham Hotspur
Having seen points slip agonisingly away after playing so well against Newcastle and West Ham, Harry Kane welcomed the maximum reward after a battle against Brighton on Sunday.
Those late goals against Newcastle and West Ham cut deep, so the joyful reaction of the players on the final whistle was understandable after Harry’s penalty and Gareth Bale’s winner saw us home, and lifted us up to second in the Premier League.
“It’s a massive win, puts us second in the league, and we knew how much it meant before the game,” said Harry, who moved up to 149 goals in the Premier League and 199 in all competitions for Spurs with his early penalty.
“It was tough, we knew it was going to be a battle, similar to Burnley, a physical, tough team. We didn’t play great in the first half if I’m honest, but we got the 1-0- lead, bit unlucky to concede in the way we did, that’s how football goes, sometimes, but we then took over again and for Gareth to get his goal was brilliant, so a fantastic result.
“We had to work hard, massively, and that’s the Premier League, every game is tough, home or away. It’s those battles, when you get through them, they just feel a bit sweeter.
“We have to keep that togetherness. We have tough games coming up, West Brom away will be another (Sunday, 12noon), but we have to keep doing what we’re doing, keep sticking together, fighting for each other and coming away with three points.”
As for Gareth’s match winning contribution, Harry added: “Everyone knows what Gareth can do. He’s been doing that at the highest level now for many years.
“Whenever he comes on the pitch he wants to make an impact, wants to score, get assists, work hard for the team, and that’s exactly what he did. I know he will be buzzing, and it’s an important goal for us, to get the win.”