Tottenham legend Ledley King backs Harry Kane to shine in cup final

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The retired defender has stated that the Spurs striker will be keen to prove a point to Thibaut Courtois.

Former Tottenham captain Ledley King has revealed that he feels Harry Kane will want to prove Thibaut Courtois wrong when Spurs face Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final tomorrow.

The Belgian goalkeeper has recently stated that he has analysed the England under-21 forward’s game in the lead-up to the Wembley clash.

Although the comments may well have been designed to throw the 21-year-old off his game, the Spurs legend feels that Courtois’ words could come back to haunt him.

King has stated that Kane will find Courtois’ words as a source of motivation and will want to make the stopper regret his comments in tomorrow’s London derby.

"I think, if I was Harry, I’d like that because it’s a challenge,” King told The London Evening Standard.

“As a player, as a professional you take on the challenge so it’s obviously due to confidence that a keeper like Courtois can come out and say that and it shows he has a lot of confidence in his ability.

“Knowing Harry I’m sure he’ll be looking to prove him wrong. It’s a nice situation and I think it’s a good battle to be looking forward to.”

Kane has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season and bagged a brace during a man of the match performance against the Blues in a 5-3 Tottenham victory on New Year’s Day.

Spurs’ last piece of silverware came in the 2008 League Cup final, where the White Hart Lane outfit came back from a goal down to beat the Blues 2-1 after extra time.

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