Matt Le Tissier has joked on Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports (broadcast on 16th September 2017 from 12:00 pm) that he rates Harry Kane so highly that he assumed that his first goal against Everton had to be intentional.
Kane broke the deadlock in Spurs' win over the Toffees last weekend when he looped the ball from around the corner of the penalty box into the far corner, lobbing Jordan Pickford in the process.
The Tottenham striker would admit after the game - in comments reported by the Daily Mail - that he was intending to cross the ball rather than shoot. And Le Tissier jokingly explained why he was initially certain that Kane had meant such an audacious effort.
"I thought he was very humble in his interview afterwards by not wanting to embarrass people by saying he actually meant that. I've got such a high opinion of him that I didn't think he could cross a ball that badly," he told Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports (broadcast on 16th September 2017 from 12:00 pm).
It is hardly a surprise that Le Tissier thought that Kane had meant to lob Pickford in the Everton goal as the Spurs talisman has proved that he is capable of finding the back of the net from practically anywhere.
But regardless of the Englishman's intentions, the goal appears to have done Kane's confidence the world of good after another lean August.
The 24-year-old scored again later in that game, while he followed that up with an impressive brace against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek.
And it arguably confirmed to opponents that they cannot switch off when Kane has the ball as he found the back of the net from a position where few - including Kane himself, as it turns out - would have attempted to score from.