Tottenham star Harry Kane discusses Arsenal snub

Tottenham striker Harry Kane lifts the lid on why Arsenal let the striker go

Harry Kane has lifted the lid on why the Tottenham Hotspur striker didn’t succeed at Arsenal.

The Spurs fans may chant about the England international being one of their own, but Kane started his career at their north London rivals.

However, the reigning PFA young player of the year made the switch across London to Tottenham aged 11, and he has blossomed into one of the Premier League’s best players over the 15 months.

And Kane, who was unable to continue his goal-scoring run as England suffered a 2-0 loss to Spain on Friday night, revealed that he was quite a small player in the early stages of his career, admitting that it was hard of Arsenal to make a call on the future Three Lions striker.

“It’s hard to tell at that age what the player is going to turn into. I was only small at that age. I was small for my age. I was a late developer,” Kane told Daily Telegraph.

“So, look, it is hard to call a player at such a young age. After that I went to Spurs when I was 11. It wasn’t like it took off straight from then, I still had to work hard. There were highs and lows along the way.

“As I got older and older, I grew up a bit, caught up to the rest of the players my age and it went from there, really.”

Kane has scored five goals in his last three games for Tottenham Hotspur, including a hat-trick in a 5-1 victory over Bournemouth.

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The Tottenham striker’s last Premier League goal was the opener in Spurs’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal in last weekend’s north London derby.

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