Cristian Stellini has showered praise on Harry Kane after the striker broke Jimmy Greaves’ all-time goals record for Tottenham on Sunday.
Kane’s 15th-minute strike proved the difference between Spurs and Manchester City yesterday, and the striker will certainly remember this goal fondly.
Not only did it see him overtake Greaves’ tally of 266 but it was also the 29-year-old’s 200th strike in the Premier League, with the Tottenham man joining an exclusive club that contains two legends of the game in Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney.
Kane expressed his pride at writing his name into the history books of his boyhood club, more than eleven years on from his senior debut for Spurs.
Hard to put it into words what it means to be this club’s all time record goalscorer. A really magical moment – I’m so proud. pic.twitter.com/GN0dfAOvHA
— Harry Kane (@HKane) February 5, 2023
Antonio Conte called to congratulate the striker on his achievement following the full-time whistle, with the Tottenham head coach telling the Spurs man that he made him proud (Sky Sports).
Stellini, who took charge of the game in Conte’s absence, has spoken in glowing terms of Kane for his conduct both on and off the pitch.
When asked about working with the striker behind the scenes in his post-match press conference, the Italian told Football.London: “Harry Kane is football. In his DNA, you can smell every time he can show the best football you can see.
“To compare one player like Harry Kane to the top in the history, you have to wait until the end of his career but we want to enjoy every day to see him like we do normally.
“Into the pitch, out of the pitch, during the training, when he speaks to the players, when he speaks to the managers, he shows football. You can understand this in every moment. He is amazing to enjoy and to work with a player like Harry.”
Spurs Web Opinion
We as Spurs fans are privileged to watch possibly the greatest player in the club’s history at the peak of his powers. The striker’s achievement is nothing short of breathtaking and one would certainly not put it beyond him to score another 100-plus goals in the Lilywhite shirt.
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