Spurs striker reflects on ‘proud moment’
Harry Kane says it was a dream come true to make his first Premier League appearance at Newcastle on Saturday.
The 19-year-old came off the bench in the 86th minute, replacing Sandro as Spurs sought a second equaliser on Tyneside.
The young forward, who made six appearances in the Europa League last season, was unable to find a leveller – but he is hoping to get the chance to score his first Tottenham goal at White Hart Lane this weekend.
“As a kid you grow up dreaming of playing in the Premier League and fortunately I got my five minutes at the end on Saturday,” Kane told Spurs TV.
“It’s a proud moment for me and my family – but hopefully it’s just the start and there are many more to come, and many goals.
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“It’s just the next progression for me. I played in the Europa League last year and now that’s the next step for me, to play in the Premier League.
“I was waiting for that dream goal at the end of the game, but that’s football.
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“It would be fantastic to score my first Premier League goal at White Hart Lane, in front of all the fans – they’ve been great.
“It will be a special moment if it does happen but I’ve just got to keep my head focused, and as a team we’ve got to go into the game to hopefully get a win. It should be interesting.”
Villas-Boas indicated last week that Kane will be a valued member of his squad.
The head coach said: “Kane is a young striker that we believe in and who we trust for the future.
“Normally on my teams, I like to promote the third one [striker] as a young striker, who is competing for that place a bit more aggressively.
“Last season, with the way Tottenham played, [Roman] Pavlyuchenko had to leave in January and the situation is more or less similar.”
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