Harry Kane reveals how England training with Arsenal man helped him score penalty

Harry Kane
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Harry Kane revealed that he expected Aaron Ramsdale to dive to his left after practising penalties against the Arsenal goalkeeper during England training.

There was little doubt in people’s minds that Kane would convert once he stepped up to take the spot-kick after Cedric Soares was deemed to have fouled Son Heung-min.

The 28-year-old has converted all 13 spot kicks that he has taken in the Premier League since the start of the 2018/19 season (Squawka).

The England captain sent Ramsdale the wrong way, firing the ball low into the goalkeeper’s left, with the goal helping the Lilywhites on their way to a comfortable 3-0 victory.

Kane, who headed home his second goal of the game 15 minutes later, admitted that he decided to go to his non-favourite side as he expected Ramsdale to dive to his left.

The Tottenham striker told Sky Sports Premier League HD (12/05/22 – 21:30): “I haven’t gone that side for a while.

“My regular side is to my left but I practice in training all week and I like to feel where I am feeling good and felt better on the day.

“I have taken a few against Aaron for England in training and thought he would go that way.”

While Kane admitted that winning the North London Derby was a special feeling, he insisted that he and his teammates still have work to do in the race for Champions League qualification.

He added: “I’m proud of the boys. If they won they would have secured the Champions League so there was pressure on us in front of our home fans but we delivered well.

“We started on the front foot, created the chances and controlled it in the second half. Whenever you win a derby it’s always nice. Two more games to go. We need to focus on them now but it was a special night here.

“We can only control our games. We did our job tonight. We won’t get ahead of ourselves. Tonight was special but our ultimate goal is to get fourth place and we still have work to do.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Kane usually puts such power behind his penalties that it is hard for goalkeepers to save them even if they guess the right way. His penalty technique is extremely simple when compared to many others but the consistency with which he finds the corners is quite unbelievable.

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