‘Time and time again he pulls them out of trouble’: Harry Redknapp praises Harry Kane’s leadership after scoring twice to seal Tottenham comeback
- Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham came from behind to beat PSV in London
- Kane made a crucial impact when it appeared Spurs were heading out of Europe
- His former manager, Harry Redknapp, praised him after the game on Tuesday
- Redknapp said he always knew Kane would go on to have a successful career
Harry Redknapp has praised Harry Kane’s leadership after the striker inspired a brilliant Tottenham comeback against PSV on Tuesday night.
Kane scored an 89th-minute winner after also levelling the tie at Wembley to give Tottenham hope they can still qualify for the knockout stages.
Had Tottenham lost to PSV, which looked ominous when Luuk de Jong scored after two minutes, they would have been eliminated from the Champions League.
Harry Redknapp praised Harry Kane after his performance against PSV at Wembley
Kane scored twice as Tottenham came from behind to beat PSV in the Champions League
Redknapp, who managed Kane for three years, said Mauricio Pochettino has come to rely on the striker at key moments.
He told BT Sport: ‘Time and time again he pulls them out of trouble. He’s an incredible finisher. What a player. What a captain. What a leader.’
Asked by Gary Lineker whether he was ‘aware of him way back’, Redknapp replied: ‘Yeah, absolutely. He played in Europe for me when I was there. We always felt he was going to be – we couldn’t say he was going to reach the heights he’s reached, you couldn’t guarantee that.
Kane scored the goal to draw Tottenham level before adding a second goal in the 89th minute
‘But certainly the people at the club who were working with him on a daily basis: Tim Sherwood, Les Ferdinand… he was in their group.
They were so confident he was going to be a top class player and that’s what he’s turned out to be. [He’s] a special player.’
Rio Ferdinand said Kane’s determination and desire to win impressed him the most.
He added: ‘He’s got that mentality, that never-say-die [and] he doesn’t panic. You see it when he misses chances and he’s up, available, dusts himself down “give it to me again”.’
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