Former Ridgeway Rovers coach Dave Bricknell has revealed how Harry Kane impressed him while playing in goal.
The 21-year-old striker has been applauded for his goalscoring prowess for Tottenham Hotspur this season, but it has now emerged that the England Under-21 international was not too bad between the sticks when he was younger.
“I thought I’d found myself the next Pat Jennings,” Bricknell, now a scout for Spurs, told The Daily Mail. “In the first training session, there was me and Harry Yennaris, Nico’s dad, putting a side together and I said, “Right, who can play in goal?”.
“Harry went in and he was unbelievable, not that you’d have known if you saw him in goal for Spurs. Then someone told me he was a striker, so he came out and scored about four goals.”
Bricknell’s revelation goes a long way in explaining why Kane went in goal when Hugo Lloris was sent off in a Europa League match in October.
The youngster played the final minutes of the Group C encounter against Asteras Tripolis at White Hart Lane as a goalkeeper, having already scored a hat-trick in an eventual 5-1 win.
Tottenham fans will hope that a similar situation does not arise, and that Kane continues to fire in the goals.