Harry Kane announced his arrival on the World Cup stage in the biggest of ways on Monday evening in Volgograd. The Tottenham Hotspur striker and England captain scored a brace, including a close range header in injury time to help the Three Lions see off Tunisia 2-1 and put his team in an excellent position to escape from Group G.
The brace put Kane one goal behind current goal scoring leader Cristiano Ronaldo and in a four way tie for second. But if you think that Kane’s newfound status as World Cup hero has changed him, all you have to do is listen to this post-match interview, because it’s the most Harry Kane interview ever.
“It’s massive. I’m so proud of the lads, you know? It was tough. I thought we played really well, especially in the first half. We deserved to be ahead and we could’ve scored a few more.
“I’ve not seen the penalty but from my point of view it didn’t look like one. Credit to the lads we kept going. That’s what it’s about, you go into the World Cup and go to the last second. I’m absolutely buzzing.”
“Yeah, we’ve had [resilience] for a while now since the gaffer’s been here. We spoke a lot about togetherness and we have a great one off the pitch. It’s nice — to get the first one and see it on the pitch as well. We see it working. We’re all delighted and we’re going to go to bed happy tonight.”
HE’S ABSOLUTELY BUZZING.
So that’s two credits to “the lads,” one nod to the “gaffer,” and a “buzzing” reference. Say this about Harry Kane: no matter how high he climbs, how many goals he scores, and how famous he gets, it’s very nice to know that deep down he’s still the same glorious, goofy doofus that we know and love from Tottenham Hotspur.
Never leave us, Harry. You’re too perfect.