‘I loved watching him’ – Kane admits delight at breaking PL record in front of Ronaldo

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Harry Kane
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Harry Kane has admitted he is a big fan of Brazilian legend Ronaldo, who was in attendance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the clash against Wolves on Saturday.

Kane got on the end of Ivan Perisic’s near-post flick-on in the 64th minute to head home from close range, with the striker’s goal proving the difference in the game.

The goal took the England captain’s Premier League tally to 185 goals – the highest that any player has scored for a single club since the competition began in 1992 (Goal).

As a bonus, Ronaldo was in attendance to watch Kane break the record, and the Tottenham man admitted that he takes inspiration from the Brazilian legend.

When asked if he had spoken to Ronaldo, the 29-year-old told The Mirror: “I haven’t spoken to him! I just saw on social media that he was in the stands. We’ve got a few Brazilians in our team now so I’m sure he was watching some of those.

“Ronaldo was one of the greatest strikers of all time. I loved watching him. I loved watching him on YouTube as I was growing up. It was great to see him here.”

The game on Saturday was certainly not all smooth sailing for the Lilywhites, with Wolves dominating proceedings in the first half. However, Kane was complimentary of the way the team coped with the pressure and ground out the win.

He added: “If you want to do something important in the season you have to be able to handle those high-pressure situations.

“In the big games, tight games like this one, you have to be able to come out on top and build those points throughout the whole year. We’ve started the season well.

“Obviously the first game we played really well and the next two we know we can improve but we’ve got good results. That’s pleasing to see. But also we know you can’t keep that up the whole season, we have to be better.”

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One thing to note is that in Southampton, Chelsea and Wolves, we have played three teams who match up well against Conte’s system tactically, as was proven by the results last season.

So, to be sitting on seven points after those three matches is an impressive achievement, even though the performances might not have been spectacular.

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