Tottenham Hotspur managed to bounce back from that woeful Chelsea loss with a win over Brighton this afternoon on Boxing Day, the perfect late Xmas present for Spurs fans everywhere.
Harry Kane was absolutely superb in the North London rain today, putting in an incredible shift for the team he has captained for months now.
As vice-captain, Kane has worn the armband ever since Hugo Lloris was injured against the very same opponents, Brighton, at the start of the season.
The England and Tottenham man opened the scoring at the new stadium today, although it was later reviewed by VAR and adjudged to be offside.
However, not to be deterred, even when Spurs went 1-0 down, Harry Kane took his next chance to level the score, playing a huge role in everything Spurs did well in the second 45.
Kane is now on ten goals for the Premier League season, which is within one goal of everyone in the league bar one, Jamie Vardy, who is miles ahead on 17 (BBC).
Jose Mourinho couldn’t say enough about his captain today (Football London): “When I was not his coach I was always saying that he’s the kind of striker who is always fantastic even when he’s not scoring. There are so many top scorers in the world who score so many goals but the day they don’t score their performance is always poor because they give nothing.
“This is the guy who if he doesn’t score his performance is good. He presses, he recovers balls, he holds the ball, he assists, he drops back.
“When Dele Alli loses position he covers the position in the defensive organisation. He’s fantastic. So of course two great goals, of course the first one I repeat is correct decision by the VAR but the action, the movement, the strike is brilliant. The goal fantastic and important but his work was absolutely phenomenal.”
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