|Desc||The player most likely to drastically improve his ranking in years to come. Still only 25, Kane is already the fifteenth highest scorer in the history of the Premier League, level with Nicolas Anelka and only one behind fellow Tottenham favourite Robbie Keane. Holds the record for most Premier League Player of the Month awards, as well the best strike-rate (0.70 goals per game) in the tournament’s history|
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2017 04 21 Tweet
[Harry Kane pays tribute to Ugo Ehiogu who passed away suffering from cardiac arrest] Ugo was a big part of our development team and a great character around the place. It’s a sad moment for everyone at the Club
2017 09 30 Retrieve
[Harry Kane explains that The Best nominees Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are inspiring him to reach the next level] I want to be one of the best players in the world, so when people put [up leading statistics] and I see I am close to those players, it is a great incentive to get closer and go to the next step
2017 10 21 Retrieve
[Harry Kane on chatting with Cristiano Ronaldo after facing Real Madrid] I asked for his shirt. He’s a big role model of mine, watching him when I was growing up. It’s a nice shirt to get and frame. I gave him my shirt - I don’t know what he’ll do with it. We just said: ‘See you in a couple of weeks’
2018 01 13 Retrieve
[England and Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane speaks about the striker he would have loved to partner with] Brazilian Ronaldo. His ability, his all-round game was incredible. He had everything: pace, power, finishing, skills, passing. I didn’t get to watch a lot of him of TV growing up but when I’ve watched YouTube and highlights of clips from the past, I’d have loved to have played alongside him
2018 02 10 Retrieve
[Harry Kane writes about how far back the North London derby goes for him] I remember the first time we played against Arsenal … and even back then, I had a chip on my shoulder. It might sound ridiculous - I was only eight when they let me go - but every time we played them, I thought, ‘Alright, we’ll see who’s right and who’s wrong’
2018 04 14 Retrieve
[Harry Kane speaks about the feeling of scoring a goal] It’s the look. The look before it’s gone in, if you slow down a replay or as you have a shot, your head’s down and you look and you know halfway if it’s going in and as soon as it goes in - the adrenaline. It’s hard to explain the feeling, it’s one of the best in the world, you’re proud of yourself for scoring, you’re proud that you’re helping team-mates, you’re excited, it’s all that in one big feeling
2018 05 05 Retrieve
[Harry Kane speaks about his best World Cup memories] I’d say his [David Beckham]’s penalty against Argentina was my standout memory of watching England at World Cups. My manager now wouldn’t be too happy about that one, but I remember it so clearly. Given all he’d been through after 1998, for him to step up like that and win us such a huge game was a great moment. He was a big role model for me
2019 03 30 Retrieve
[Harry Kane reveals his ambition to play in the NFL later in his career] That’s real. Something that in ten or 12 years I definitely want to try. It goes back to that drive to be the best. Even if I download a game on my phone, can I be the best in the world? If you play in the Premier League and the World Cup and you then play in the NFL, would you then be considered one of the greatest sportsmen ever?
2019 05 27 Retrieve
[Harry Kane has handed the club a huge boost by declaring himself fit to play against Liverpool in Saturday’s Champions League final, some just five days out from the fixture] I could play if the Champions League final was today. I trained Friday, and I trained Saturday. I’ll train this week and I feel good. But, of course, all those decisions come down to the manager and who he wants to pick, who he feels is fit and ready to play. From my point of view I feel good, so we’ll just see how this week goes and go from there.
: 2019 05 27b Gareth Southgate has included skipper Harry Kane in his 23-man squad ahead of next month’s UEFA Nations League finals - but there is no place for his Tottenham team-mates Kieran Trippier and Harry Winks.
2019 05 28 Retrieve
[Harry Kane says Mauricio Pochettino has done ‘a fantastic job’ at Tottenham] He’s been massive. Since he took over he’s had a plan to become one of the best teams in Europe and now we’re not far away from the biggest game in Europe and in our club’s history. He’s done a fantastic job, he’s a great manager. All the players want to fight and play and do everything for him. That’s the standards he’s set, you see the way the club is now, the training ground, the stadium, playing in Champions League finals, that was the plan and now it’s to win it, and step on and to go on to win more and more. It starts on Saturday. It’s a chance to make a statement in this club’s history and there’s no bigger stage to do that.
[When asked what he had done to get fit for the final] This one, we’ve had a bit more time. From when it happened, we weren’t in the Champions League final at the time, but it was ‘OK, let’s prepare for if we do get to the Champions League’. The end of the season was going to be too soon to come back and we knew there was a three-week gap after that to give it more time. We didn’t do things as quick, took a bit of extra time before we went outside, just to let it heal a bit more, and since then most of things have been the same.
The ankle feels good now, it feels strong, it did before I went back [to playing] anyway. The tackle that made it get injured again probably would have injured it even if it was 100 per cent. For me, it’s three games, the game on Saturday and then the England games, I’m ready and fully fit for. Again, in the off season, [I’ll try] to really kind of work on rehab and strengthen it as much as possible. For me, the most risk of it is when you’re shooting and your landing foot when you’re coming down from a shot, defenders are sliding in or keepers are coming out so that’s when you’re most susceptible to it.
Talking to the physios and talking to people about it, the last one especially, the tackle, if that’s any of the players that happens to, as I slipped and the tackle comes in at the same time, most players are getting injured there anyway. It’s not like I’m just running and rolling. In that case I’d feel like I’d need to do something about it. So far, every time I’ve come back I’ve felt strong. Hopefully I can be a bit more lucky and it won’t happen again
2019 05 31 Retrieve
[it’s been during this five-year timeframe that Mauricio Pochettino has gained recognition for allowing Spurs academy graduates to flourish in the first team, not least the captain, Harry Kane] He’s been massive. Since he took over, he’s had a plan to become one of the best teams in Europe and now we’re not far away from the biggest game in Europe and in our club’s history. He’s done a fantastic job, he’s a great manager. All the players want to fight and play and do everything for him. That’s the standards he’s set, you see the way the club is now, the training ground, the stadium, playing in Champions League finals, that was the plan and now it’s to win it, and step on and to go on to win more and more. It starts on Saturday.
2019 06 02 Tweet
[Harry Kane is gutted Tottenham lost the Champions League final to Liverpool in Madrid but believes they will come back stronger next year] Gutted we couldn’t get the job done last night. We’ll learn from it and come back stronger next year. Thanks to our fans for your unbelievable support home and away this season. You’ve been incredible
2019 06 03 Retrieve
[Harry Kane says Lifting the Nations League trophy will be a stepping stone for England to go on and achieve even greater success] It’s a new tournament, but it’s still a chance to win a trophy in an England shirt, and 1966 was a long time ago. We’re going to try and take full advantage. We all want to win trophies and have the experience of sharing that with the group and the fans, so it’s a huge incentive. The fans are going to be out in numbers and hopefully be part of history. You want to bring that joy to people - as a footballer that’s what you want to be a part of. I think if we go on and win, it will be another stepping stone to go on to achieve big things in the future. Winning trophies breeds that mentality to go on to do more and more, so it’s a chance for us to start early and try to achieve that.
[Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez were part of the winning Reds squad, but Kane insists club rivalries are put to one side when everyone meets up on the international stage] We’ve got such a great bond and, although we’re at different clubs, when we come here everyone’s fully focused on here. You don’t have to talk to people about switching off from club football. Everyone just naturally does it and I think the fact we’ve played with each other in club sides and younger England sides (means) we’re all good friends. Whether you’re at Spurs or Manchester City or Liverpool, we’ve known each other long enough that we’ve become mates
2019 06 07 Retrieve
[Harry Kane felt fine margins did not go England’s way as they lost 3-1 to Netherlands in the semi-finals of the Nations League] We came out a bit slow in the second half but we managed to step it up again, moved it better and scored a goal we thought was the winner. But there are fine margins in big games like this and it didn’t go our way. Mistakes were made but we learn as a team, take it on the chin and that’s the way we want to play. England also fell at the semi-final stage at the World Cup last year, losing to Croatia in extra time, and Kane accepted England did not cope well enough with Netherlands’ pressure. We made some sloppy mistakes in giving the ball away too easily, they got pressure on us quite high but we have to deal with that. When you come up against good teams, like Croatia at the World Cup, this is what they do and you have to get used to that.
Holland are a fantastic team, as were Croatia, and fine margins have decided it again, whether it’s offside or goals from set-pieces. It is what it is, we’re disappointed but we have to learn from it
2019 06 07b Retrieve
[Harry Kane has challenged his England team-mates to learn from another semi-final loss] It hurts, it hurts a lot. Of course, this week could have been so different and, as a professional athlete, that’s what you dream about. You dream about lifting trophies and winning games, so it’ll hurt over the summer. It’s something you can’t just clear out of your mind. But I think it’s important, not just for me but for all the lads who’ve had tough years to refresh as much as possible with the mind and body. Of course, it comes around fast. Before we know it, it will be the Premier League again and we’ll be talking again. But it hurts. There’s nothing else I can say. I want to win, the boys want to win and the Spurs boys want to win. It wasn’t our week. The only thing you can do is learn from it.
[Kane is keen not to lose sight of the bigger picture] It would have been easier just to take your foot off the gas and be happy with what we achieved. But we got to a semi-final [in a competition] of the best 12 teams in Europe. We had a tough group with Spain and Croatia and we got through. That was progression. Of course it hurts a bit to lose in a semi-final like this, but we’re knocking on the door and that’s what we want to take inspiration from
[After dealing with their unwanted weekend obligation, England will begin a year-long countdown to a Euro 2020 tournament] That’s the challenge now. We won’t know until we get there, of course, but we’ve got to use these big games and these big disappointments to motivate us and help us learn. We are a young team but more of us now are playing big games for club and country. It’s a good sign of where the nation’s going. But, of course, in those big moments it’s down to us now to progress and find a way to win.
2019 07 10 Retrieve
[Harry Kane says Tottenham are motivated to become an even stronger team following last season’s Champions League final heartbreak] I think it just motivates you to get better. With the Champions League final, you want to play in those games all the time. We know it’s going to be tough to get back there this year and it’s down to us to perform
2019 07 21 Retrieve
[Harry Kane described his sensational goal against Juventus on Sunday as probably one of the best of my career] It’s probably one of the best goals in my career. I saw in part of the game the keeper [Szczesny] was quite far off the line, so I thought if I get a chance to shoot, I’m going to shoot and thankfully it went in
[Kane was introduced as a half-time substitute against the Old Lady and is satisfied to start getting pitch time under his belt ahead of the new season] It’s been great to get 45 minutes. It’s been a good start to pre-season; everyone is working hard. It’s very hot here so it will definitely get us fit. We’re looking forward to the next game [against Manchester United on Thursday] and we go from there.
2019 07 22 Retrieve
[Harry Kane has backed new signing Tanguy Ndombele to be the final piece in the Tottenham jigsaw as they look to compete for the Premier League title] He’s been great. He intercepted that ball very well and put it through to Lucas. That’s a strength of his, playing that through ball, that forward pass. He’s been great. He intercepted that ball very well and put it through to Lucas. That’s a strength of his, playing that through ball, that forward pass. That’s something we’ve missed over the last year or so, that really decisive pass in the final third. He looks like he can do that. With any player who comes in, he’s still learning how we play and the way the manager wants him to play. But he’s working hard. That’s all we can ask for
[Kane admits that the mere presence of a new player has given the squad fresh impetus as they prepare for the new campaign] It’s always nice to have a fresh face, new energy, new feelings and he’s a fantastic player, who is only going to help us. We are building a good squad with good depth. These games are great for fitness and integrating young players into the squad. So far, so good
2019 07 25 Retrieve
[Manchester United vs Tottenham. Harry Kane meanwhile feels that the addition of Frenchman Tanguy Ndombele could prove to be a massive boost] He’s been great. He intercepted that ball very well and put it through to Lucas. That’s a strength of his, playing that through ball, that forward pass. That’s something we’ve missed over the last year or so, that really decisive pass in the final third. He looks like he can do that. With any player who comes in, he’s still learning how we play and the way the manager wants him to play. But he’s working hard. That’s all we can ask for
: 2019 07 31 Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk are among the 10 players nominated for FIFA’s The Best Men’s Player award. The shortlist, which takes into accounts achievements from July 16, 2018 to July 19, 2019, was compiled by a panel of experts and also comprises of former Ajax duo Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt, Liverpool double act Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard and PSG ace Kylian Mbappe
2019 08 01 Retrieve
[Liverpool’s new teenage signing Harvey Elliott has apologised via social media following the publication of a video in which he appeared to mock Tottenham star Harry Kane] I would just like to wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused on the back of a video of me currently circulating on the internet. The video was taken whilst messing around with friends in a private environment and was not directed at any individual but I realise that my actions were both immature and senseless. I would like to stress that the contents of the video do not represent who I am as a person or how I’ve been brought up, and I am truly sorry
2019 08 01b Retrieve
[Liverpool have said that a video of Harvey Elliott that appeared to show him mocking England captain Harry Kane is completely wrong and not in keeping with the club’s values] The club believes Harvey is right in offering a full and unreserved apology for the comments made in the video. Clearly the use of such language is completely wrong and not in keeping with our values or what we would expect from any employee. Given the clip was recorded prior to the player signing for the club and was not in the public domain at that time, we won’t be making any further comment publicly
2019 08 10 Retrieve
[Tottenham (3) vs (1) Aston Villa. Harry Kane described Christian Eriksen’s impact off the bench as perfect as he helped Tottenham come from a goal down to beat Aston Villa on Saturday] We know what Christian’s like. I’ve been playing with him for five, six years now. His quality on the ball, assists and goals… He came on and dictated the pace and for me it’s perfect. We started the second half with a high tempo, and when Tanguy Ndombele got his goal it was full throttle until the end. We stayed in the game, created a few chances and thankfully a few came to me and I put them away
[For Kane and Spurs, the focus now is on building a run of results at the start of the season] It’s the first game but it’s always nice to win, at home as well. We know we have the quality, we have been in big games. It’s down to us players to perform on the pitch
2019 08 12 Retrieve
[Harry Kane believes Tottenham can win the Premier League this season] We kept with them for a while last year but they blew ahead after January. We have to make sure we get off to a good start. Liverpool set the standard on Friday night and City on Saturday afternoon, so it’s important that we stay in touch as long as we can. We have full belief that we can go all the way but there’s a long road ahead. That’s why we buy players: to strengthen the squad and have more competition for places. That’s what we’ve got. We’ve got a good, hungry squad. Everyone’s fit and ready to go. The players that came on have to try to make an impact and they did. It’s important for us if we’re going to have a good season. Of course, it’s just the start now but throughout the winter time when loads of games are popping up we need everyone to contribute as much as possible
[Despite uncertainty over Christian Eriksen’s future, Kane stressed the importance of the midfielder] Obviously I’ve been playing with Chris now for five or six years and we all know the qualities he has: the assists, the passes, the goals. Whether he starts or is on the bench, the most important thing from all of our points of view is that he gives everything for the team. Obviously, there’s been speculation about his future but as long as he’s training hard and playing as hard as he can when he’s here, that’s all we can ask for. What will be will be but we’re happy to have him. That’s all the fans ask for as well: commitment. We’re happy to have them. We’ll see what happens but from our point of view we’ve got a strong squad and we’ll use that throughout the season
2019 08 24 Retrieve
[Harry Kane credits habits he picked up as a boy as being instrumental in turning him into one of the world’s best strikers] It’s putting in the hard work, first and foremost, and a lot of practice on the training ground. You also need that instinct from a young age - maybe you’re born with it. I think hard work will always override instinct. You see it throughout the years, players who may not technically be as good as others, but at a younger age they work harder, train harder and they get to a higher level because of that. But I think there is an element, especially with top goalscorers, of knowing where the ball is going to fall or being in the right place at the right time
[He was given a chance by Pochettino for the team’s Europa League group stage campaign in 2014] It’s just through habit from doing it when you were a kid scoring goals - you take that with you, maybe without you even knowing. If you add the hard work with that, you become a really good player. Some movements you do on purpose, for example, when you make a cross. Sometimes you do want to move in front to get in behind, even with through balls to come short or go deep, but that’s stuff you can train on
2019 08 26 Retrieve
[Harry Kane has questioned the use of VAR in Tottenham’s defeat to Newcastle, revealing referee Mike Dean said he had not seen the incident properly when deciding not to award a penalty against Jamaal Lascelles] It’s there to help the referee on the pitch. Mike Dean said that he just didn’t know, he couldn’t see, so that’s where the VAR is there to help him out. If he had said ‘no penalty’ and the VAR was a 50-50, then you can agree. But I don’t know what his conversation was with them upstairs, if he said he didn’t see it or not.
I’ve watched it back and find it hard to understand how it hasn’t been given. It’s just like if a goalkeeper comes out, uses his arms and trips you up - it’s a penalty. I kind of tripped over his arm and then his body fell into me. Whether it was deliberate or not, from my point of view it’s hard to take. But I said last week [after the Manchester City game] that with VAR sometimes you are going to get the rub of the green, sometimes not. The offsides are definite because there is a kind of guarantee. The 50-50 ones are always hard. It’s never going to take away that speculation because, like this one, it’s always a matter of opinion
[While Kane feels he was a victim of injustice that potentially cost his side a point, he has also been honest about Spurs’ own failings] I don’t think we did enough in the final third to win the game. We didn’t quite have the answers in their box and the final third to get that breakthrough. The decision is the decision but overall we could have done better as a team and it’s just a hard loss to take. I think we have to learn that teams who come here and get an early goal, they’re going to defend and make it tough. We need to have the answers to that.
Winning the first game [against Aston Villa] was great and getting a point at Manchester City is not a bad result. But this is where we needed to step up if we want to be up there come the end of the season. These are the games at home that you have to win. I said after the first weekend of the season, when Liverpool won on the Friday and then Manchester City won early on the Saturday, that they set the standard with their results. I said we had to keep up with them and make sure we win, especially at home. It’s disappointing that we haven’t done that in only our second home game. It just means we’re going to have to pick up points in the big games, the tough games, and try to improve on what we did against Newcastle
[Tottenham certainly have a big game next as they visit Arsenal on Sunday] You never want to go into an international break having lost or drawn, and of course a north London derby is as big as it gets. If we win that it makes the first four games a bit brighter. But it’s not going to be an easy game so we have to make sure we’re prepared and ready for that one. As you’re seeing from Liverpool and City so far there’s no letting up from them. I said before the start of the season that a team that can put a good run together, get momentum, maybe win for two or three months on the bounce without dropping any points, that’s what it’s going to take [to challenge the top two]. It’s a disappointing start but there’s a long way to go
2019 08 27 Retrieve
[There was further controversy at the weekend when Tottenham’s Harry Kane appeared to have been felled by falling Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles. Referee Mike Dean waved play on amid the frantic Spurs appeals but VAR upheld the decision] It is hard to understand how it hasn’t been given. Just like when a keeper comes out, uses his arms and trips you up - it’s a penalty
2019 08 30 Retrieve
[Harry Kane says Tottenham will not specifically target Arsenal defender David Luiz in this weekend’s North London Derby] We’ll never specifically target one player and try to pick on him. I think David Luiz is a very, very good player - we all make mistakes, we all have bad performances as professionals, so there’s no reason he can’t have a good game on Sunday. We’re very much about us, and we know if we perform to the best of our ability then we’ll win the game. We want to come away with the bragging rights on Sunday - hopefully I, and the team, can perform and put in a special performance
It’s high-stakes for a lot of reasons, that being one of them. We obviously don’t want to fall too far behind [Liverpool], especially going away before the international break. You don’t want to have that negative feeling coming back and have even more pressure to win. It’s a game which can really boost our energy and boost the fans if we win, get us back on track and build up a nice bit of momentum
2019 09 01 Retrieve
[Arsenal (2) vs (2) Tottenham. Harry Kane ambiguous on penalty claims. Kane thought the foul by Sokratis may have been given in another part of the pitch, but didn’t say it was a clear-cut penalty] The defender made a tired tackle. On halfway I think I’d get that foul. Ref probably thinks I’m looking for it. It is 50-50, I could get it in some games
[The England captain said he was disappointed to leave the Emirates Stadium with only one point, but blamed his team’s lack of a killer instinct for the setback] I’m a little disappointed. When you go 2-0 up you expect to win whoever you are playing. The goal before half-time changed the momentum. Second half it was two teams going for the win. They were on top at times but we still had chances. All in all it is a point and we need to accept it. If a few final balls would have been better, we would have created more. It is a shame we couldn’t kill it off. But it is the Premier League and if you don’t kill teams off they come back at you
2019 09 01b Retrieve
[Arsenal (2) vs (2) Tottenham. Harry Kane, who scored for the 10th time in 11 North London derby outings, also suggested that his team-mate Christian Eriksen could yet be persuaded to stay at Spurs] He is a fantastic player. I’ve been playing with him for five, six years. He is doing the best he can. You can see how much the goal meant to him. As a squad we are fighting and sticking together and giving everything we can on the pitch
2019 09 07 Retrieve
[Harry Kane has revealed the secrets of his penalty success, with the Tottenham striker netting twice from the spot in England’s 4-0 victory over Bulgaria] It’s just hard work and practice, we do a lot during week and the day before a game we do quite a bit. I always go with my feeling - it could be 10, it could be 50 [that I practice], it depends how I feel on the day. We have such explosive, skilful players so we’re always going to get penalties
[Kane, though, believes the Three Lions were good value for a convincing triumph come the final whistle] First half we got caught on the counter a couple of times, we said at half time we needed to try and come out and get an early goal and that’s what we’ve done. It’s a good result we hope to take into Tuesday
[Kosovo, who are also unbeaten in Group B, are next up for England] We’ll have to press better. It will be difficult, we’re feeling good, hopefully we can get ahead like today and get another result
[Kane said of the Manchester City winger] It’s great for Sterling that he’s taken his club form into international form, he’s an amazing player. I managed to repay the favour [having set up Sterling’s goal]. We enjoy playing together, we all do
2019 09 09 Retrieve
[Harry Kane is adamant that he has never dived] Never and, hopefully, I don’t have to. I said after the Arsenal game it’s a 50/50 one, similar to the one we got given against us at Wembley the year before. It happens in football. I am someone who uses his body well, which as a striker you have to do at every level. On the half-way line, it’s a free-kick every day of the week. In the penalty box, you don’t always get it. People’s opinions are their opinions. I wasn’t concentrating on that sort of stuff. For me, it’s about doing my best on the pitch and the most important thing is about winning games
[Kane can call upon the support of club and international colleague Danny Rose when it comes to his actions in the penalty area] I have not seen the debate about Harry diving. But he is not one to pay attention to that stuff and people should focus on his goal record, what he offers to any team across the world and we should relish watching him. His record for club and country is no coincidence. It is typical Harry just to respond in the way that he did by scoring a hat-trick [in England’s 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Bulgaria]. He does not drink, he does not go out. He does extra every day and works on his left foot and right foot. And when things are not going right at our club, he is the first one to say what we need to do in the changing room. He is literally the first player in and one of the last out, and is a great privilege to play with him
2019 09 18 Retrieve
[Harry Kane has said he can understand manager Mauricio Pochettino’s frustration after watching his side throw away a two-goal lead at Olympiacos on Wednesday] You can see why the manager is frustrated. He has been here for five years now and we are still making similar mistakes as we were the first year. We are not young any more, we are not inexperienced, we have played in big games for club and country. We have to try to find a way to get around it and improve and get better. That is all we can try to do
2019 09 20 Retrieve
[Harry Kane expressed frustration at Spurs’ latest failure to hold on to a lead after the Olympiacos match] That’s the hard part to get your head around because we’re not young any more, we’re not inexperienced. We’ve played in big games for club and country. I can see why the manager is frustrated because he’s been here for six years now and we’re still making similar mistakes to the ones we were in his first year. We’ve got to find a way to get around it, improve and get better
2019 09 26 Retrieve
[Harry Kane admits that Tottenham have already run out of excuses in 2019-20, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side having stumbled out of the blocks in the Premier League and suffered a humbling Carabao Cup exit to Colchester] I’d say it’s been disappointing, I don’t think there’s any hiding behind that. To only win two games out of our first seven is not the standards that we’ve set in previous years. Obviously the two draws at [Manchester] City and Arsenal are not terrible results, but being 2-0 up at Arsenal and drawing does feel like a terrible result. We’ve put ourselves in good positions this season, we just haven’t managed to see the game out or find a way to win like we have in previous years. It’s a disappointing start, but there are plenty of games to turn that around, starting with the game on Saturday [against Southampton]. [Game management] is something we need to get better at, when we go ahead in games we need to be more confident, to see the game out, whether we drop behind the ball or carry on playing, whatever suits that game. We’re not inexperienced any more, we’re not young any more, the excuses aren’t there for us anymore. It’s down to us players to take responsibility
If this was January or February people would be saying there’s no chance of us winning it. Obviously it’s not the ideal start, but stranger things have happened. You can never rule yourselves out until it’s done
2019 09 27 Retrieve
[Harry Kane calls for Spurs focus amid Eriksen & Alderweireld exit talk] Obviously in the transfer window just gone, there were players who maybe wanted to leave, and it was public knowledge that there were players close to leaving who stayed. So it’s never easy when you have a situation like that, but now that’s closed, we all just want to move in the right direction. Whoever is on the pitch has to give everything for the club, that’s all we can ask for. You have to kind of put your individual needs to one side and make sure you’re performing to the highest level, because that will help your individual status anyway
[Quizzed on why Tottenham are finding the going tough] It’s hard to put a finger on it. We feel like we’re training well, doing everything right, but maybe we haven’t started games with the right energy. The [Crystal] Palace game (which Tottenham won 4-0) was the best example of how we should start; on the front foot and pressing, ruthless with chances, and that’s what we’ve done in previous seasons, especially at home. We just need to find a way to get that good feeling back. We just need to get off that form, start fresh, get off to winning ways on Saturday and take that momentum forward
[The England international is aware of his responsibility] My performances are as good as the team. If we lose I take that as a loss for myself; if we win and whether I score or not, I’m happy. I don’t worry about my individual status, I’m more worried about the team status
2019 09 29 Retrieve
[With Bayern Munich set to visit Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday in the Champions League Harry Kane believes the team’s performance showed their fans how much they value playing for the club] This was a massive statement to the fans and the club to show how much the players want to fight for this club. Whenever you go through a tough spell that’s all you can do - dig deep and find ways to win. I know the crowd would have enjoyed that win. Of course, it wasn’t the prettiest we’ve ever had at home, but it shows how much we care about the club
2019 10 11 Retrieve
[FA have now released a statement confirming Harvey Elliott’s punishment which will see him unable to play domestic football until October 24] Harvey Elliott has been suspended from playing in all domestic club football for a period of 14 days, running up to and including 24 October 2019, after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a video posted on social media and providing a public apology.
Language and/or behaviour in the video breached FA Rule E3(1), as it was abusive and/or insulting, and constituted an ‘Aggravated Breach’, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included reference to a disability
The Liverpool FC winger must also complete a face-to-face education course and pay a £350 fine
2019 10 11b Retrieve
[Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott banned for 14 days over offensive Kane impersonation video] I would just like to wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused on the back of a video of me currently circulating on the internet. The video was taken whilst messing around with friends in a private environment and was not directed at any individual but I realise that my actions were both immature and senseless. I would like to stress that the contents of the video do not represent who I am as a person or how I’ve been brought up, and I am truly sorry.
2019 10 11c Retrieve
[Harry Kane admitted the performance was not good enough but said there were no easy matches in elite European competition] I think it was down to us. It was a perfect start to an away game. We were sloppy with the ball, we didn’t move it as quickly as we normally do. Every away game in Europe is difficult. They had the crowd behind them, sometimes the pitch is not as easy to play, but that’s no excuse. It’s a bit of a wake up call but we’re in a good position
[He saw Monday’s match in Sofia as an opportunity to right the wrongs of Friday’s muted display] The second half was better we had a couple of chances to put the game to bed and we didn’t and unfortunately we gave one away at the end. There’s still stuff to work on for sure. We gave the ball away too cheaply and we’ll have to go away and look at it. There’s no need to panic and we’ll go again on Monday
2019 10 13 Retrieve
[Harry Kane moved on to seven goals for the qualification campaign last time out and is determined to lead by example when it comes to getting matters back on course] Myself and quite a few other in the team have been involved in high-pressure games for club and country, away games in Europe which are always tough. Our main objective is to win. How we do that, we don’t mind. We’ve just got to get the job done. If we can win it puts us in a very good place to qualify. We’ve got more than enough players in the team who have played in big European games
2019 10 14 Retrieve
[England captain Harry Kane said the players were ready to deal with any issues that arise but was hopeful that the match would run smoothly] We had a meeting about things that could happen but again they might not happen. There is a protocol in place but from my point of view we are here to do a job on the pitch and obviously we don’t want to have to cross that bridge
2019 10 14b Retrieve
[After discussing the matter with Three Lions captain Harry Kane, the match referee requested the following announcement be made over the tannoy] Because of racist behaviour which is interfering with the game, the referee has indicated he may have to suspend the match. Please be in no doubt that the game may be suspended and abandoned if racist behaviour continues
2019 10 15 Retrieve
[Three Lions captain Harry Kane also believes that things are heading in the right direction after Gareth Southgate’s side took a stand] Whether the UEFA protocol is strong enough, I am not sure. Whether any racial abuse should be allowed at any time … well it shouldn’t be. The protocol at the moment allows there to be an announcement and two or three steps before the players are taken off the pitch. It is unacceptable to be racist once so I feel there can be stronger punishments and protocols but from our point of view as a team, we stuck together, showed unity and did what we had to and that is the most important thing
2019 10 21 Retrieve
[Harry Kane acknowledged he is experiencing his toughest period at Tottenham but has backed the club to get out of their slump] It’s hard to put a finger on exactly what’s wrong. Sometimes when you’re having a run of form like this, things don’t always go your way in games. It’s about sticking together and if we win tomorrow night that can kick-start us. It’s probably the toughest time since I’ve been here. It’s just another challenge, though. The road to success will always have bumps and this is just one of them. We went through an experience in the last Champions League campaign where we had less points than we do now. We know about the effort it takes to get through a Champions League group. We have to believe and fight for everything together
[Kane also dismissed rumours Tottenham’s players are fatigued after being overworked by Pochettino] There’s going to be speculation when things aren’t going well, when you’re not winning games. People will look from the outside for excuses. From our point of view, we work hard every day. We have worked hard since the manager came here to improve as players and as a team; that hasn’t changed. It would be wrong to do more or less. We need to carry on doing what we have always done and that is keep working as hard as possible
2019 10 22 Retrieve
[Kane eyeing victory over Liverpool after Tottenham’s ‘ruthless’ 5-0 thumping of Red Star] Great, exactly what we needed to do. We know we have had a tough run of results and that was the perfect way to respond. We wanted to come out of the blocks and press high. Of course we needed to score early on but we were ruthless in front of goal and got the clean sheet as well. The most important thing was the win. To win 5-0 was exactly what we needed. We’ve got a long way to go. Hopefully we can build on this. Liverpool is a tough game coming up, obviously they have started the season fantastic, but hopefully we can win that game
2019 10 27 Retrieve
[Harry Kane insists Tottenham can prove Virgil van Dijk and Liverpool are fallible] Van Dijk is a great defender but he’s not invincible and Liverpool are not invincible. We just have to concentrate on ourselves. Any team can be beaten on any day and we just have to try to make sure we do that at Anfield. As a striker, it’s not just one-v-one on the pitch; there’s a lot that goes into it. Van Dijk is an amazing defender and he has had a fantastic couple of years at Liverpool. From my point of view, it’s just about playing my game and making my movements, doing my runs and trying to get on the scoresheet, trying to get assists. At the end of the day it’s a team game, so we all have to be on it with each other and that’s the main aim
2019 10 27b Retrieve
[Assessing the defeat against Liverpool, which was Tottenham’s third in five league games] You saw the way we started the game: we came out with the intention to press, to play, and it helps that we got an early goal. We tried to do everything to win the game and it didn’t quite go our way. It hurts, but it’s hard to put a finger on it now. Whenever you lose a game it’s never a step forward. It’s disappointing. We want to pick our form up in the Premier League. It’s not been good enough. All we can do now is look forward to Everton away next week
2019 11 06 Retrieve
[Tottenham captain Harry Kane is confident his side can still achieve success in the Champions League] We are struggling to get wins over the line. Even on Sunday, we were 1-0 up, trying to hold on, it could have been a big away win and we obviously conceded. We can’t quite get there, we can’t quite get over the line at the moment. It’s nothing to do with the fight in the squad. It’s just one of those spells. All we can do is try and put it right. Obviously, the Champions League campaign last year was so good for us. We got further than a lot of people thought we would. We’ve got to try to find a way of consistently winning games. We’re here to win trophies. If we can win one of the trophies we are still in, we will see that as a success. Can we still go all the way? I think so. You look at where we started in the group stage last year and where we got to, we proved a lot of people wrong. We’re in a better position now
[Tottenham beat Red Star 5-0 in London last month, with Harry Kane scoring twice] I’ve been told by a few people who have played there and been there that it will be a real hostile game, a real hostile atmosphere against us but that’s what European nights are about
2019 11 14 Retrieve
[Harry Kane says England’s 7-0 win over Montenegro in Euro 2020 qualifying at Wembley on Thursday is proof the squad has moved on from the Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez incident] We made the decision as a group, the gaffer spoke to me and a few of the other senior players in the team, and then [this is] the decision we’ve come to. Raz [Sterling] has apologised as you know and for us, we’re a group, things happen and we move on. This was a great way to show it. We have had one slip-up in the group and responded really well. We got the job done and wanted to put on a show in our 1000th game and with five goals in the first half I think we did that
[When asked if he thought Sterling might be feeling marginalised by the decision] Not that I know of. Obviously he’s been good around the camp, he has been training really well. Of course he would have been disappointed not to play today but I’m sure he will be ready to go and try and get on the pitch again on Sunday
[Kane’s treble was supplemented by further goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham and an Aleksandar Sofranac own goal] You want to play every England game. It’s a good opportunity for us to finish well. Of course we want to win that game away from home, so we’ll enjoy this but of course we have one eye on Sunday
2019 11 15 Retrieve
[Harry Kane has expressed his disappointment in England’s supporters after they booed Joe Gomez onto the pitch during their Euro 2020 qualifying win over Montenegro] I find it really confusing why he was booed. I cannot quite figure it out. But I don’t think any player should be booed. I know how important club football is with Man City and Liverpool and all clubs. But at international level, we are all England fans and the bottom line is that Joe is a great guy
In life, in football, as one of the leaders, stuff happens and you have to adapt and control the situation and me and the gaffer and Hendo - who was involved even though he was not there - I think we handled it as well as we could have
2019 11 17 Retrieve
[Reflecting upon England’s strong finish to the game] We went through a few spells where they had a bit of pressure. But we soaked it up and towards the end, when the spaces started to open up, it was clinical and 4-0 is a great result. We know we can improve. Tonight was difficult: the pitch was poor and it was hard to play, and there’s always going to be little mistakes. When we play better teams we’ve got to make sure we’re on it
2019 11 20 Retrieve
[Harry Kane has joined the chorus of Tottenham fans issuing an emotional farewell to departed manager Mauricio Pochettino] Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams. We’ve had some amazing moments in the last five and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter!
2019 11 20b Tweet
[Kane bid farewell to Pochettino] Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams. We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter!
2019 11 21 Tweet
[Kane bid farewell to Pochettino on social media] I’ll be for ever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams. We’ve had some amazing moments in the last five and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship
2019 11 24 Retrieve
[Tottenham captain Harry Kane went and visited former manager Mauricio Pochettino following his dismissal as coach] I wanted to go and see him, and we had a chat for a couple of hours. It was nice to do that before the new manager came in. It was a big shock on Tuesday night for everyone, the players included, and then it was a quick turnaround. All of a sudden we’ve got a new manager, one of the best managers there’s been in the game, so automatically you have to turn your head towards that and focus on the game
The gaffer’s won at every club he’s gone to - there’s no hiding away from that. He wants to win. He’s a proven winner. I’ve made it clear that I’m at the stage of my career where I want to win trophies. I’ve made it clear I want to win them here and it’s a big year for us. Realistically we look at the Champions League and the FA Cup this season to try to do that, so we’ll see how that goes and then from my point of view I’ll keep doing what I’m doing, keep fighting for this club on the pitch. We all want to win. We wanted to win when Mauricio was here; we want to win the same now the gaffer’s here. But of course when someone’s got a reputation like he has, it gives you confidence, it gives you that belief in the team. It’s almost a fresh slate for everyone now to show the manager what they can do and hopefully the players can thrive on that
2019 11 26 Retrieve
[Harry Kane has shrugged off claims that he has a £250 million price tag on his head] When you do well as a player, it brings a price tag on your head. But, look, all I can do is do my best for the team and that’s what I’ve always done. I’ve always tried to score, I’ve always tried to work hard, win free-kicks and get over the line any way you can. That’s what I’ll continue to do. I want to win trophies, that’s clear, so, hopefully, we can do that this year
I’ve made it clear that I’m at the stage of my career where I want to win trophies, I’ve made it clear I want to win them here and it’s a big year for this. Realistically, we look at the Champions League and the FA Cup to try to do that. We will see how that goes and, from my point of view, I will keep doing what I’m doing and keep fighting for this club on the pitch. The gaffer has won at every club he has gone to, there’s no hiding away from that. He wants to win, he’s a proven winner
[Kane believes he could be the man to get Spurs over the line] We all want to win and when Mauricio was here we wanted to win the same as when the gaffer is here now. But, of course, when someone has got a reputation like he has, it gives you confidence, it gives you that belief in the team. It’s almost a fresh slate for everyone now to show the manager what he can do and hopefully the squad can thrive on that
2019 11 26b Retrieve
[Harry Kane were scathing of Tottenham’s first-half display in Tuesday’s 4-2 Champions League comeback win over Olympiacos] We needed to be calm, we had just scored and got into the game, but we needed to be calmer on the ball, didn’t have to rush it. There was 45 minutes left so we didn’t have to get the goal straight away. We knew it couldn’t get any worse than how we had played [in the first half], so we just went out there with a bit more freedom and that’s definitely what we did
2019 11 28 Retrieve
[Harry Kane: New Tottenham boss Mourinho looks to me for advice on the team] It’s early days. We have a good relationship so far, we talk, we try to help the team. Obviously with me being one of the leaders he looks to me for feelings and advice on the team. When you’re winning games it definitely helps your relationship. Hopefully we can build a strong relationship. We know we both want to win big competitions. That’s the team’s aim and that’s the manager’s aim. Hopefully I can help him do that this year and see where we can go.
He’s a new manager, he’s been here less than a week and he’s had two games. So far it’s been all about trying to save energy, trying not to work too much with the players because of the games. But we obviously have a long season ahead so I’m sure we’ll get to know each other well over the next few weeks and implement what he wants on our team. At the end of the day it’s two wins out of two, a positive start, so let’s hope it continues
[Having reached the Champions League final last year, Kane is well aware of the quality within his team’s ranks] It was important we qualified, we didn’t want to leave it until the last game. After going 2-0 down [against Olympiacos] it was a disappointing start, but credit to the boys for digging deep and finding a great performance in the second half and getting through. We know what we did last year in the knockout stages and we have to take that positive energy and try to do similar and go even further. We have got a quality squad, no doubt about that - we have one of the best squads in Europe. In football when things don’t go your way it’s easy to maybe drop your levels a little bit and you end up going on a downward spiral and you’ve got to pick it up. Last couple of games we have done that but we know we have a lot of hard work to continue that
2019 12 07 Retrieve
[Spurs captain Harry Kane opened the scoring after just four minutes and added his second, the team’s fourth, soon after the interval] Heung-min Son stole the show today. An unbelievable goal, a great counter attack. All he wants to do is work hard and play for the team. He has great quality and works hard for the team. All round it was a top performance
2019 12 17 Retrieve
[Tottenham striker Harry Kane excited to be learning new style of play under Mourinho] I got on very well with Poch and I respect Poch very, very, very much. But Mourinho’s got his own style, his own way of doing things. For me, it is about learning that way. My top-level career has only been with one manager, so for me, it’s good to experience new things, see how different managers work. Mourinho’s one of the highest-level managers in our sport, so I can only learn from him
[When asked how Mourinho has managed to turn fortunes around so quickly] It’s hard to say. We weren’t picking up results earlier in the season for one reason or another. Little things went our way towards the end [against Wolves]. Whenever a new manager comes in, everyone’s ready, wants to work, wants to impress. It’s important over this month, a busy period, and in January that we carry it on. It’s not just for an early period. We’ve been feeling good. We’ve scored goals in pretty much every game we’ve played with the new manager in charge so if we can get it right, grind out results like that throughout the season we’ll be OK
2019 12 21 Retrieve
[Tottenham have the momentum] We have the momentum at the moment. But next weekend is the big one. If we can win and push into the top four, we have fixtures over the Christmas period we feel we can definitely win
2020 01 10 Retrieve
[Harry Kane injury: How many games will the Tottenham star miss?] Following ongoing assessment by our medical staff over the past week, we can confirm that Harry Kane will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring. The striker suffered the injury during our Premier League fixture against Southampton last week and specialists have advised surgery after further review of the injury. The decision to undergo surgery is not expected to impact the timeframe that the England captain will be sidelined, with the expectation that he will return to training in April
2020 03 04 Retrieve
[Harry Kane confident of returning to full fitness by April] In my head, I am definitely at the Euros. Unless something pretty drastic happens between now and then, I’ll be there. I’m still not back training with the first team, but I’m working hard in the gym, I’m getting stronger all the time. We’re talking a few more weeks, and I’ll be playing again. I don’t want to make a prediction for which game I might be back, but I am hoping somewhere between the start and the middle of April
2020 03 24 Retrieve
[Spurs striker Harry Kane targets April return while opening up on ‘strange’ coronavirus situation] I’m not too far away, I’d normally hope to be back with the team in two or three weeks’ time. I’m at a good stage, pretty much doing everything, now it’s about building up my fitness. So from my personal point of view, I’m in a good place. It’s such a strange situation, no-one has been in this situation before. Like anything, you have to take the positives out of it and do what you can. So far, me and the family are well, and I’ll continue to work hard, work in the gym, work from home and do what I can. We’ll just have to wait and see.
I’m good. From a rehab point of view and personal point of view, I’m doing really well. I’m at a good stage now and just working hard, doing a lot of recovery, a lot of rehab and just waiting to see what happens to the season. Other than that, my family is well, and obviously everyone is thinking about coronavirus at the moment and it’s a time to be together, to stay safe and hopefully everything will be alright
2020 03 29 Retrieve
[Harry Kane remains undecided on his Tottenham future] Obviously I get asked this question a lot. It’s one of those things. I couldn’t say yes and I couldn’t say no. I love Spurs, I’ve always loved Spurs, but it’s one of those things. I’ve always said it, if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I’m not someone to stay there for the sake of it. I’m an ambitious player, I want to improve, get better. I want to become one of the top, top players, so it all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team. It’s not definite that I’m going to stay here forever but it’s not a no either
[When asked to choose between winning the competition and becoming it’s highest ever goalscorer] Premier League winner, for sure. Like you say, I’ve won some individual records, I’ve had great success individually, but I play this sport to win trophies as a team. I don’t think you can take that moment away, working as a team and coming together at the end and being champions. I’m sure that will feel a lot better than breaking a record
2020 03 29b Retrieve
[Tottenham’s Harry Kane has said the Premier League season must resume by the end of June or be cancelled altogether] I know the Premier League will do anything it can to finish the season. There needs to be a point where enough is enough. Probably the time limit for me is the end of June. Playing into July or August and pushing next season back, I don’t see too much benefit in that
Obviously I don’t know too much about behind the scenes and financially. If the season’s not completed by the end of June we need to look at the options and just look forward to next season
There is a plan A, B and C. The three options are to start again in mid-May, in June or at the end of June
2020 04 17 Retrieve
[What are Tottenham? Kane exit hints leave Spurs] If I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I’m not someone to stay there for the sake of it. I’m an ambitious player, I want to improve, get better. I want to become one of the top, top players, so it all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team. It’s not definite that I’m going to stay here forever
2020 04 23 Retrieve
[England and Tottenham captain Harry Kane has a fun shooting clinic which is available to watch on YouTube] Most of the time [when I shoot], it’s hard and low, because I find that’s the hardest for ‘keepers to get down and save
2020 04 29 Retrieve
[Kane among those lending support to Captain Tom’s coronavirus charity push] Captain Tom Moore, I just want to say how proud I am, and the whole country are, of you right now. You raised over £14.5 million and you’re still going. You’ve been a huge help to the NHS who really need it at this vital time. You’re a true inspiration, keep it going and I want to wish you all the best
2020 05 14 Retrieve
[Harry Kane and Leyton Orient have announced a sponsorship deal which will see the Tottenham striker support the club which gave him his first-ever professional start] I was born and brought up only at a couple of miles from the stadium and I am really happy to have the opportunity to give back to the club that gave me my first professional start. This also gives me a platform to be able to say a big thank you to the many frontline heroes and charities out there who provide care and support during these challenging times.
2020 05 15 Retrieve
[Harry Kane says Premier League players came in for ‘unfair criticism’ during coronavirus pandemic] We’ve shown we’re doing everything we can to help support the NHS, charities and everyone who is struggling during this pandemic. We came under a bit of scrutiny and probably unfair criticism at times
From delivery drivers to care workers and doctors to shop workers, they have been amazing. Everyone is doing so much work behind the scenes that not everyone sees
I wouldn’t have had as many games as I would have liked or as much training as I would have liked to really get to my highest level. I’m trying to take the positives. This period has given me a chance to recover a bit more. Before lockdown I was at the stage where I was pretty much doing everything except training with the team. The last week or so I have been able to do one-on-one training with one coach on the pitch. It’s a case of getting that feeling back and doing a lot of individual training and finishing
2020 05 15b Retrieve
[Tottenham striker Harry Kane believes he will be ready to play for Tottenham when the Premier League resumes] I’m pretty much as good as I can be. I was at a good stage before the lockdown. I was pretty much doing everything except from training with the team. Since the lockdown’s happened, I’ve continued doing sessions online with the team, a bit of specific work where I do my own stuff for the hamstring and things like that, but pretty much doing everything else the boys are doing. Then obviously the last week or so we’ve been able to go in and do one-on-one training with one member of staff on the pitch. It’s been nice to get out and start touching a ball again. Whenever the season does continue, whether it’s next month, or two months, three months, I should be ready to go from the first game.
[Kane’s Tottenham team-mate Dele Alli was the subject of home invasion this week] I text him the day after it happened just to see how he was. As normal I think he was a bit in shock and a bit angry about the situation but thankfully no one has hurt, no family was hurt, during the process, which is the main thing really. I think he’s okay, a little bit shaken up, but I guess he’s getting on with it
2020 05 30 Retrieve
[Harry Kane has declared himself to be fully fit] It has been a funny few months or so having to adapt to the situation, it is great to be back out with the lads, just to feel that team building and get back and competing a little bit more. From the hamstring point of view it is great to be able to give it a bit more rest. I have not played a game for six months now, it has been a long, long time. From an injury point of view I’m normal, I’m fully fit. It will take a while to get back to the team training and feeling that again because I haven’t done that for six months or so. I am feeling food, I am feeling sharp. It has been good to do some individual training, a bit of finishing, a lot of individual drills to work on my game and improve. I am at a stage where I am looking forward to getting some games and hopefully I’ll be back playing before too long.
It is a good shock to the system. It has been very intense. I have picked up a few injuries here and there, sometimes people think injuries is the time to rest but it is almost when you’re injured you work harder than before you were injured. It is the first time that I have been able to take my time, re-focus and work on some individual stuff. I have really enjoyed it. Hopefully I’ll be back in a better place before I was injured and look forward to a busy year
We have got to finish in the top four, there is no doubt about that. We have got a massive game against Manchester United in the first game and realistically we are going to have to win seven or eight to get into the Champions League. That has got to be our aim. Of course we want to win every game but we have got to make sure we finish strong if we want to be playing Champions League football next season
2020 06 01 Retrieve
[Harry Kane says he can’t wait to play alongside Steven Bergwijn and Gedson Fernandes for Tottenham, having not yet featured with either of Spurs’ January signings] We’ve only just started training together. I got injured on January 1, so Gedson and Stevie, I’ve not really seen much of in terms of playing with or getting that connection, although obviously I’ve watched them play. I can’t wait to get back out there. It’s been long enough without a game, especially when there are top players who are new to the club and you want to be on the pitch with them. I’m looking forward to it, looking forward to playing with everyone again. The squad is looking good. Everyone is fully fit and ready to go and that’s when we’re at our strongest, when we have a full, healthy squad. We’ll work hard from now until the first game and hopefully we’ll finish strongly in the last nine games
[The England captain recently confirmed he now feels fully fit once again] From the hamstring point of view, it is great to be able to give it a bit more rest. t of view, it is great to be able to give it a bit more rest. I have not played a game for six months now, it has been a long, long time. From an injury point of view, I’m normal, I’m fully fit. It will take a while to get back to the team training and feeling that again because I haven’t done that for six months or so. I am feeling food, I am feeling sharp. It has been good to do some individual training, a bit of finishing, a lot of individual drills to work on my game and improve. I am at a stage where I am looking forward to getting some games and hopefully I’ll be back playing before too long
2020 06 02 Retrieve
[Kane has expressed his belief that Tottenham will need to pick up at least seven victories to have any hope of catching the Blues] We have got a massive game against Manchester United in the first game and realistically we are going to have to win seven or eight to get into the Champions League. That has got to be our aim. Of course, we want to win every game but we have got to make sure we finish strong if we want to be playing Champions League football next season.
2020 06 05 Retrieve
[Harry Kane believes Tottenham will have an advantage in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League because they will not be distracted by European competition] From our point of view we are not in any of the other competitions so we have got nine games to concentrate on picking up as many points and try and get into the Champions League spots. So at least all our focus is going to be on one competition
It feels like a pre-season, it has been good so far. I was doing individual training for a while and almost got to a stage where I was back with the team and then we had to stay at home. It’s been a chance for me to get fit, it has been six months since I have played a game so I haven’t done that since I was about five years old
2020 06 24 Retrieve
[Harry Kane said he feels as fit as I’ve ever done after scoring his first goal of 2020 in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over West Ham on Tuesday] As a striker, it’s what you want to do, you want to score goals, you want to help win games. I’m happy to get back on the scoresheet. It was a tough game, it took us a while to break them down. Obviously we had a few chances before we scored the first one, then it was nice to finish it off at the end. When you’ve been out for over six months, it’s getting that feeling back on the pitch. You can train as much as you want, but being out here is totally different. I had a few I probably should have scored - definitely one other - but it was nice to put that one away. I’ve been working very hard all through my rehab, through the lockdown and the warm-up games leading to the first Premier League game. I feel as fit as I’ve ever done before. It’s been a good chance to rest, recover and work on a few things I haven’t been able to over the years. I’m feeling in good shape. I’m someone who, whether I score or not, miss chances, I’m always ready for the next one. I don’t think it bothers me too much. But scoring is one of the best feelings in the world. It’s been a while since I’ve done it. It’s great to get that. We’ve got a little rest now - it’s Sheffield United next in a big game - so hopefully we can continue from this win and take it into the rest of the games.
It’s good but it can always be better. Look, 200 games goes so quick. I’ve been playing first-team football now for five or six years and the years just fly by. I’ve got to make the most of it, keep in as good shape as possible. I’m still only 26 and I’ve still got plenty of years to go, so hopefully I can get to that 200 mark sooner rather than later and see where we go from there
2020 07 18 Retrieve
[Kane’s game has evolved since then, although he is hardly immobile as he approaches his 27th birthday later this month] I feel as fit as I have probably ever done before.
[Kane signed a six-year deal with Spurs in the summer of 2018] It all depends what happens with the team and how we progress as a team. So it’s not a definite I’m going to stay there forever but it’s not a no either