Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has revealed that his Arsenal supporting friends wish he wasn’t playing so positively for Spurs.
Kane has been Tottenham’s form striker this season, as he battles to get more regular starts at White Hart Lane under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Kane started as a sub against Aston Villa, coming off the bench to score the winner and he bagged another goal in the Europa League win against Asteras last night to take his tally to ten goals from 14 appearances.
He explained in an interview with FourFourTwo that his success is creating a conflict of interest for his friends, who support Arsenal.
“As a local lad you know how much it means to the fans. There was always a bit of stick at school obviously, and there still is – some of mates are Arsenal and some are Spurs,” he said.
“The latter are obviously very happy for me at the minute, and even the Arsenal ones are pleased too. They just wish I wasn't doing it for Tottenham!”
“It's something we want to do of course, but we just want to finish as high as we can. We're only concentrating on ourselves.”
Kane’s goalscoring exploits have led to pressure on Pochettino from fans to start him in the Premier League, but the Argentine seems to prefer the more experienced duo of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.
Kane is humble in terms of the chances he’s getting from the boss, suggesting all he can do is make the most of his opportunities when they come along.
“The manager plays the team he wants to play and you have to accept that, especially as a young player coming through.”
As long as Tottenham fans are concerned, if he can continue to make his Arsenal supporting mates unhappy, that’s perfectly fine.