Harry Kane admits he's looking forward to returning to the ground where it all started for him

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The Tottenham Hotspur striker scored a late winner at Villa Park last season and admits he is looking forward to returning to the ground.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has a special reason to look forward to this weekend's trip to Aston Villa, and told the club's official website that he is looking forward to returning to the ground where his Spurs success story began.

The forward had already scored 13 goals for the North London club in his fledging career when he came off the bench to score a last-minute winner with a deflected free-kick at Villa Park in November 2014.

That strike began an astonishing rise to stardom for the then-21-year-old, with the striker racking up a tally of 31 goals from 51 appearances in all competitions by the end of last season.

After equalling Spurs' goal record for a Premier League season by hitting the net 21 times in the league, Kane was named the PFA Young Player of the Year, and he admitted that all of his success can be stemmed back to that moment.

He told the club's website: "Obviously last season I managed to score a last-minute goal [at Villa Park]. I managed to score that and I think I started every Premier League game since so it definitely got the ball rolling.

"I took the free-kick and it got quite a big deflection. As soon as it went in it was just pure emotion, it was an amazing feeling.

"It was an amazing atmosphere and an amazing game for me, and it was kind of the start of the journey, so it'll be great to go back there."

With Villa in dire straits at the bottom of the league table, Kane has a good chance of continuing his fine follow-up season after last year's success.

The England man has netted 20 goals in 41 appearances so far this campaign in all competitions, and found the net for the first time since Valentine's Day in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal last weekend.

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