Category Archives: Harry Kane

First the knife but then Juve’s assassin turns into a Sunday League fat bloke | Barney Ronay

Gonzalo Higuaín followed up a stunning volley with a penalty to put Tottenham on the rack but missed a second spot-kick that may prove Juventus’s Champions League undoing

For all the goals and the garlands Gonzalo Higuaín still carries a shadow. There is an argument Lionel Messi would already be safely enthroned as the greatest modern footballer if only Higuaín could finish in the big matches, a wonderful striker who seems destined to fall short at the very, very last. A losing World Cup final, two losing Champions League finals: only in the vertiginously cruel gimlet eye of elite football could this be seen as failure.

At the Allianz Stadium Higuaín seemed to be in the process of handing Tottenham and Harry Kane a lesson in exactly how games at this level are won: not with a flurry of punches but with a knife between the ribs.

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Spurs’ Harry Kane ready to lock horns with Juve’s Giorgio Chiellini | David Hytner

Striker has visualised winning the Champions League but must first get past the defender he calls one of the toughest

Harry Kane remembers the size of the pitch, the cut of the grass and the feel of the stadium. It was a special game for him – his full England debut against Italy at the Juventus Stadium – but the Tottenham Hotspur striker always remembers the details.

It was March 2015, although Kane says it seems like yesterday. Above all he remembers his first involvement, chasing a ball forward and, in his own words, being “wiped out” by Giorgio Chiellini, the Italy and Juventus central defender,. Kane had made his senior international debut as a substitute against Lithuania at Wembley four days previously and had scored after 79 seconds. This was a more sobering introduction.

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Harry’s game: Kane making a striking case to succeed Messi and Ronaldo | Nick Ames

Tottenham striker started his career slowly but he has improved so fast he could become the best player of his generation with the right choices

There was nothing too restrained about the celebrations when, seven years ago on Monday, a young loanee scored his first professional goal. Harry Kane’s close-range finish for Leyton Orient against Sheffield Wednesday was sufficiently gift-wrapped that he glanced over his shoulder towards the linesman as he wheeled away; that element of doubt having been dispelled, the joy was unconfined. At 17 you never know quite how often moments like that will come.

The Kane of January 2018 has a somewhat clearer idea. If he scores twice against Southampton on Sunday, he will hit the 100-goal mark in the Premier League; it would be the latest milestone to fall at his feet and evidence, yet again, that targets have become virtually redundant. “I said to someone the other day that it would be great to get to that 100 club before the end of next season,” Kane said in May after scoring four times at Leicester.

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