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Harry Kane: I'm Tottenham through and through

ESPN staff
February 9, 2015
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Harry Kane believes he showed his allegiance is firmly with Tottenham after images emerged of the forward wearing Arsenal colours as a youngster in the build-up to the North London derby on Saturday.

Kane, who has always described himself as a boyhood Spurs fan, took his tally in all competitions this season to 22 as he marked his first appearance against Arsenal with goals in the 56th and 86th minutes to secure a 2-1 victory at White Hart Lane.

Pictures of the 21-year-old wearing an Arsenal kit had emerged ahead of the match, but he said there should now be little doubt where his loyalties lie.

"Of course it was nice to score after that picture," he said in The Sun. "I'm Tottenham through and through and this shows that. It was an emotional day and one I was very pleased with."

The victory took Tottenham to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester United - and one point clear of sixth-placed Arsenal - and Kane hopes they can return to the Champions League and finish ahead of their arch-rivals for the first time since the 1994-95 season.

"That's the aim," he said in the Tottenham & Wood Green Journal. "That's where we want to be, up with the top teams in the top four, which is what everyone talks about.

"If we finish above Arsenal of course we've got a great chance of finishing in the top four because Arsenal have been up there for so many years now. You'd like to think if you're ahead of Arsenal then you'd be in the top four but the Premier League is a strange league sometimes and you never know what's going to happen.

"There seems to be an opportunity [to finish above them] every season and then come the end it doesn't happen - but that's not the only thing. It's not just about finishing above Arsenal. We want to finish as high up the table as we can and days like that make it better."

Kane is expected to be called into the England squad ahead of next month's European Championship qualifier against Lithuania, but the forward said he had not been aware manager Roy Hodgson was in attendance for Saturday's game.

He added: "I've just got to keep my head down and keep doing my best for Tottenham Hotspur.

"I'm really enjoying my football at the moment, playing with a smile on my face, and days like these make it even better."

Harry Kane scored his 21st and 22nd goals of the season against Arsenal on Saturday © Getty Images
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