Tottenham star Harry Kane sends message to critics
The Tottenham striker reflects on his start to the Premier League season
Harry Kane believes he has shut up some of his critics after the Tottenham Hotspur striker ended his goal drought at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
The England international scored the north London side’s third goal in a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Manchester City at The Lane.
When you score like last season it becomes a drug, and when someone takes it away from you, you want to get it back. You want to score again and it was a good feeling to score again
The 22-year-old striker was coming under increasing pressure ahead of the visit of the Citizens after he failed to open his club account for the season in their previous six Premier League games.
And after having been branded a “one-season wonder” by some of his critics, Kane was understandably relieved to experience the goal-scoring feeling again.
“Maybe I shut up a few people who have been talking over the last few weeks,” Kane told Tottenham’s website.
“Only seven games and a few people said ‘one-season wonder’. People can judge me at the end of the season and we will go from there. I have to stay focused but it is great to score.
“When you score like last season it becomes a drug, and when someone takes it away from you, you want to get it back. You want to score again and it was a good feeling to score again.
“It is frustrating [to be criticised]. I kind of use it to get my juices flowing and to prove these people wrong. I have had to prove people wrong throughout my career to get where I am.
“It is not easy coming through as a youngster but it makes me want to get better and the more people say it, the more I want to prove them wrong.”
Kane scooped the PFA young player of the year last April after he scored 21 times in 34 Premier League games last season.
The England forward netted 31 goals in 51 games in all competitions under Mauricio Pochettino’s guidance in his breakthrough season at the north London club.
Tottenham make the trip to Swansea City in their next Premier League game on Sunday.