Kane admits Arsenal rejection made him hungrier for success

Harry Kane netted his 100th Premier League goal yesterday with a last minute penalty in Spurs dramatic 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.

The England international has scored a century of goals in just 138 appearances, and many believe he is the most likely player to go on and break Alan Shearer’s record of 260 EPL goals.

Kane is the darling of the Spurs faithful, and the chorus of ” Harry Kane, he’s one of our own,” can regularly be heard being belted out at White Hart Lane and Wembley.

However, the 24-year-old actually began his playing career with his club’s bitter North London rivals Arsenal. The Gunners rejected Kane as a eight-year-old, and speaking to Sky Sports he revealed that this rejection, has actually inspired him to perform at his best when the two teams meet, when he said:

“I remember the first time we played against Arsenal [for Tottenham’s academy team] and even back then, I had a chip on my shoulder.

“It might sound ridiculous. I was only eight when they let me go, but every time we played them, I thought, ‘Alright, we’ll see who’s right and who’s wrong’.

“Looking back on it now, [being released by Arsenal] was probably the best thing that ever happened to me because it gave me a drive that wasn’t there before. For me, the rejection is the best thing that ever happened to me.”

Spurs and Arsenal meet this Saturday lunchtime in the North London Derby. Kane has an excellent record in meetings between the two famous clubs, netting six goals in just seven appearances against Arsene Wenger’s side.

Spurs captain is currently the Premier League’s top scorer with 22 goals so far this season. Clearly, it’s safe to say that The Gunners made a massive mistake by letting the lethal hitman slip through the net all the years ago.

 

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