That’s especially true for Dele, who was sent off in Thursday’s 2-2 draw against Gent.
“I felt horrible after the game and at halftime I apologized to the boys,” Dele said. “I went to see the guy right after the game to see if he was alright.”
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Dele then scored Spurs’ fourth goal on Sunday, though he was a bit surprised to see hat trick hero Harry Kane slide the ball his way.
“We had a laugh at halftime,” Dele said. “I thought he was going to go for four.”
As for Kane, he was the clear cut star of the show in netting a hat trick before the break to help Spurs create a good feeling at White Hart Lane.
“It was important,” Kane said. “We wanted to come out and get back to winning ways. Thursday was very disappointing for us.”
As for the hat trick?
“Just trying to get my shots off,” he said. “Bit of luck with the third one but if you don’t shoot you don’t score.”
A bit of North London’s Wayne Gretzky in that quote.