Harry Kane discusses the consequences of his World Cup penalty miss.

  • Harry Kane reveals impact of his World Cup penalty miss.

Harry Kane discusses the consequences of his World Cup penalty miss.
Harry Kane discusses the consequences of his World Cup penalty miss.

Harry Kane has acknowledged that the penalty he missed in the dying moments of England’s World Cup quarterfinal loss to France last month will “probably” never leave him, but he maintains that it has only strengthened his will to succeed.

On Wednesday, Kane put on a show for Spurs, who overcame a subpar first half to beat Crystal Palace and earn their first Premier League victory since November.

But looking back on the World Cup sliding doors moments, he told the Evening : “It was a tough moment for me. It’s never an easy thing to through, but it’s part of football, part of the highs and lows of our sport.

“I had a bit of time away after, just to reflect, and it’s made me even more hungry to come back and be successful. So nights like last night are always good and the team, and it was much needed after the last couple of results as well.”


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After the World Cup, Kane returned to action with Spurs right away, starting and scoring in a 2-2 comeback tie against Brentford. With the Palace match behind him, he now has 15 Premier League goals for the year. If he maintains up his current pace for the remainder of the season, he may match or surpass his career-best total of 30 goals in the league.

“After it [the penalty miss, I just wanted to play again as quick as possible and get it out of my head. It’s something you have to deal with,” the England captain went on to explain.

“I’ll probably it for the rest of my life, but that’s part of the game. It’s not going to affect me as a player or as a person. I’ll keep working hard to improve and it was nice to get our first win since coming back.”

Kane is 62 behind Alan Shearer’s Premier League goal record and needs two more goals to tie Jimmy Greaves’ 266-goal record for Spurs.

 

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