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Name Harry Kane
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
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

Affiliation

Org England National Team
Club as Player Tottenham Hotspur

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 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 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