Kane after North London Derby win: “That’s what we needed”


Perhaps Eric Dier said it best after Harry Kane netted his seventh goal in as many North London Derbies.

“Harry Kane loves scoring against Arsenal,” he said. “He should have had a few more as well.”

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Spurs topped Arsenal 1-0 on Saturday at Wembley Stadium to kick off the Premier League weekend, and should’ve had more in a dominant performance which was pretty wasteful in terms of end product.

“A North London Derby, I look forward to these games,” Kane said on CNBC after the match. “It was a great performance by the team and thankfully I was there to put one away.”

“We should’ve finished it off. We had three or four clear-cut chances. When it’s 1-0 in the Premier League no matter who you play in the Premier League, they’ll put numbers in the box and have a few chances.

“That’s what we needed. We had tough fixtures all in a row, and seven points from those games in fantastic.”

Spurs beat Manchester United and Arsenal at home — the Wembley jinx is tucked soundly into bed  — and drew Liverpool at Anfield. Next up is Juventus in the UEFA Champions League, and Kane said he’s relishing the chance to go up against The Old Lady’s legendary back line.