Spurs fans pay tribute to Harry Kane during Hull win, and well they should

Kane, Vertonghen, Matic, Costa

The Tottenham favourite was applauded off the pitch against Hull City as he was substituted for Roberto Soldado in the 90th minute.

Tottenham forward Harry Kane hasn't had the best of spells recently.

He hasn't scored for four games and has just one goal in seven. Any other striker and the home fans may start getting on your back, but Harry Kane isn't any regular striker.

He's 'one of Tottenham's own' as the White Hart Lane faithful regularly sing, and quite aside from the fact that his performances have remained strong in those games where he hasn't found the net, it is unlikely there will be many questioning the 21-year-old's place in the team after the season he has had.

Kane's 30 goals, 20 of which have come in the league, is the highest total in over 20 years, and has capped a season where he has gone from promising attacker to the second best scoring forward in the entire Premier League.

And he has done it with a first-rate, determined attitude, helped ever so much by a tendency to score important goals against London rivals.

So it was no surprise that when Kane was substituted late on in Tottenham's 2-0 win over Hull on Saturday, the Spurs supporters took to their feet to applaud their hero. They wanted to guarantee the homegrown, local, Tottenham supporting lad was well aware of how much they adore him.

The England international may have toiled in his attempts to net against the struggling Tigers, but he never gave up in that toiling, and still demonstrated the qualities that has made him such a star in the 2014-15 Premier League season.

There have been links to Manchester United in recent days, according to publications like the Metro, a suicidal move if Daniel Levy was ever to pay it a modicum of notice, but you know what it took for the last young star to leave North London, and Van Gaal is unlikely to use the majority of his rumoured £100 million plus transfer budget on a player that's had one good season (at least that's the line most Tottenham fans would be trying to feed anyone enquiring on behalf of the Dutchman).

So Spurs fans can surely rest assured that Kane will be leading the line next season too, and 'he's one of our own' will continue to ring out from N17.

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