Kane’s late free kick gave Spurs a dramatic win at Villa Park.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has lavished praise on match winning striker Harry Kane following his side’s dramatic victory over ten man Aston Villa, report the Express, with the Argentine also hinting towards a more regular role for a player who is comfortably the club’s leading goalscorer in all competitions so far this season.
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Kane scored his ninth goal of the season with a late free kick that was deflected past Brad Guzan but, other than the goal, the England Under 21 international also brought an energy and enthusiasm to Spurs’ play that had been sorely lacking during the period when Emmanuel Adebayor was partnering Roberto Soldado in attack.
Pochettino has so far resisted the temptation to bring Kane into the starting line up in the Premier League, despite his prolific form in cup competitions, but the former Southampton boss indicated that could be about to change after Kane’s latest cameo:
“He is an important player. We have a lot of very good players. It is true the performance like in the last game and today, he maybe deserves to play in the Premier League more.”
“It was a great goal, and a happy goal for him and the team.”
Spurs fans could be heard chanting Kane’s name long before he was sent on to replace Adebayor in the second half and it seems that the club’s support has decided in favour of the young forward – but will their manager now follow suit in throwing his weight behind the former Leyton Orient and Leicester City loanee?