Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has praised the team’s effort as they thrashed Manchester United 3-0 on Monday night.
Harry Kane opened the scoring from a Kevin Trippier corner, as rose highest near the penalty spot to plant a brilliant header into the top right corner to give Tottenham the lead five minutes into the second half.
Lucas Moura then scored a brace to put the game to bed.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 27, 2018
“It’s massive, just what we needed,” Harry Kane told the Spurs official website.
“We wanted to put a statement out there. We knew it was going to be tough and it was, especially in the first half, it was a battle out there.
“We said at half-time we needed to step it up a gear and that’s what we did. In these games, the first goal is so important – getting that breakthrough – we got it and punished them after that with two great goals from Lucas.
“We need to kill teams off, especially away from home. After the goal we had the high press, we were playing it quicker, moving in behind and punished them when we needed to. We took our chances and coming here to Old Trafford and winning 3-0 is a big, big result.
Harry Kane spoke about his goal. He said: “Those headers always feel nice when you head it back across and see it looping back to the far post. It was a great ball in and happy to put it away.
“It’s great for us, great for the fans, great for the Club. The fans will travel home happy and that’s what it’s all about. As a Club, we want to stay at the top of the league and the only way to do that is by coming to places like this and getting results, so today is a huge statement.”