Harry Kane reveals why Newcastle United will always be special to him…
Harry Kane has emerged as a long-term prospect to potentially break Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goals record.
With 78 so far, Kane is ‘only’ 182 adrift of the (PL) top tier’s greatest ever striker.
On the 18 August 2012, Harry Kane made his Premier League debut. The striker coming on for Sandro in the 85th minute, with Tottenham 2-1 down to Newcastle United.
The opening game of that season saw Ba and Ben Arfa score for Newcastle and Defoe for the visitors, United running out 2-1 victors and pretty much the season was downhill (for Newcastle) from there.
For Harry Kane though, it was only the beginning…
“It doesn’t seem that long ago but it was an amazing feeling..
“I remember I was itching to get on the whole game.
“Being on the bench, I just wanted to get on!
“It was exciting for me and it was a fantastic stadium to make my league debut in, Newcastle have got great fans so it was a nice place to do it.
“I think I came on trying to get the equaliser but obviously it wasn’t to be.
“At that time I wanted to try to make my way into the team, try to start in the Premier League and become a first choice striker but it wasn’t to be.
“It wasn’t a great year for me personally as I went on loan to Norwich and got a couple of injuries, then went to Leicester and didn’t really play as much as I’d have liked, so it was a tough year but one I learned a lot from and it made me a better player for it.
“I always wanted to (be a Premier League player) and always worked hard for it.
“I probably didn’t think it would happen so quickly but that’s why you work hard, that’s why you put the extra sessions in and that’s why you do what you do away from football as well.
“Obviously I’m really proud of where I am now and I hope to go on even further and keep getting better.”
Harry Kane has only ever scored one Premier League goal against Newcastle, that coming in the 3-1 away win for Spurs on 19 April 2015, let’s hope it is his first and last at St James Park…
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