Kane flustered after North London Derby draw: “It’s an opportunity missed”


Harry Kane‘s unbridled joy was impossible to miss as he tore off his mask and zipped across the field to celebrate the goal that gave Spurs a 2-1 lead in the North London Derby on Saturday at White Hart Lane.

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His dismay was just as unavoidable after the match, as Tottenham allowed Alexis Sanchez to equalize for the 10-man Gunners.

From the BBC:

“We are disappointed, it’s an opportunity missed. We should have finished the game off, we should have got the third and fourth and that would have been the end but it if you give top sides room they punish you.

“I didn’t think my goal had won it, it put us in a very good position. Maybe we dropped off and gave them too much time on the ball but it’s all part of the learning curve. There is a long way to go and we have to take each game as it comes.”

There’s plenty of time left and Spurs still lead the Gunners for third, but this is another opportunity missed by Tottenham.

Considering Francis Coquelin‘s silly yellow cards, you could argue that both North London teams have bungled prime opportunities to put pressure on Leicester City. And you’d be correct.