Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane has reacted to a night of action and drama as he scored a hat-trick before ending up in goal against Asteras Tripolis.
Kane was in fine touch as he led the Tottenham attack, converting the chances that came his way, perhaps giving him the inspiration to volunteer to go in goal when Hugo Lloris was dismissed in the second half.
“It was a great night until I went in goal. In fairness I think I’ll leave that to the keepers from now on,” he told ITV.
“It was a great result for us, a great win, and obviously I’m happy to get the hat-trick.”
Kane also complimented the way that Tottenham showed a desire to kill off the game, something they have perhaps been guilty of failing to do in the past.
It breeds a good habit for when Spurs get on top in games against bigger and better opponents across all competitions over the rest of the season.
“It (the first) was a sweet strike. When it left the foot I knew it had a chance and fortunately it came of the post and went in which is always nice.”
“I thought it was good to get the second and third as well, extra goals when the team is dead on their feet and when we want to start killing off teams and getting the five goals was great.”
Kane has now given Mauricio Pochettino a big headache ahead of the Premier League game against Newcastle this weekend.
Kane is clearly in form but the boss has to decide whether he should start ahead of more experienced options in Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.
Kane outperformed Adebayor last night, which may convince the Argentine that the youngster deserves the nod.
However, what could see Soldado come back into the team is the lack of recovery time Kane now has before the game on Sunday, which means he might not be quite as sharp up front.
Either way, it was a great performance for Kane and it’s a nice problem for Pochettino to have.