Tottenham star revels in hat trick: 'the first of many'

Spurs forward Harry Kane was in sparkling goalscoring form in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Harry Kane is turning himself into a genuine option for Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham side after his hat trick heroics against Asteras Tripolis this week.

Having graduated from the Spurs academy as a prolific goalscorer, Kane has carried that into the first team this season, currently standing on 7 goals from 10 appearances.

The 21-year-old has now scored more than double the amount of goals of multi-million international forwards Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, despite playing significantly less minutes than the two combined.

The Europa League game with the Greek outfit will live long in the memory for a variety of reasons, not least Kane's first hat trick. The forward ended the match in goal after Hugo Lloris's red card late on, also taking the captain's armband for the first time. The youngster spilled a free kick across the goal line to give Asteras their consolation, while Erik Lamela of course scored his astonishing Rabona strike.

Speaking after the match Kane was clearly delighted with the work he did in front of the goal rather than between the posts.

"My first hat trick for Tottenham is a very special moment for me," he said.

"It was great to get my hat trick, first of many hopefully.

"We needed the win, and we wanted to win tonight in front of the home fans. We got the goal early and we wanted to build on it from there."

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