Harry Kane closing in on full fitness after first goal in six months

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The England skipper scored for the first time given that his long injury lay-off.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane stated he feels near to peak fitness after marking his 200 th Premier League look with a goal in the 2-0 win over West Ham.

The England skipper scored for the first time given that his long injury lay-off, taking on a pass from Boy Heung-min prior to coolly transforming in the 82 nd minute.

“I think as a striker it’s what you want to do, score goals and help win the game. I’m happy to get on the scoresheet today. It was nice to finish it off at the end,” he informed Sky Sports.

” When you have actually been out for over six months, it has to do with getting that sensation back on the pitch. You can train all you desire however being on the pitch is various.

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” I understand I’m in good condition. I have actually been working very hard all through my rehabilitation and the warm-up and the lockdown games resulting in the first Premier League game.

” I feel as fit as I have actually most likely ever done in the past, it’s been a great chance to rest and work and recuperate on a couple of things I have not had the ability to for many years. I’m sensation in good condition.

“Scoring is one of the best feelings in the world, and it’s been a while since I’ve done it, so it’s great to do that.”

Kane’s goal was his 137 th in the leading flight and he is currently targeting the 200 mark.

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“It’s good but it can always be better,” he stated of his tally.

” It’s 200 games, it goes so fast. I have actually been playing first-team football now for 5, six years and the years simply zip.

” I have actually got to maximize it, I have actually got to keep in as good condition aspossible I’m still on 26 so I have actually got still got lots of years to go so ideally I can get to that 200 mark faster instead of later on and see where we go from there.

” When you have actually been out for over six months, it’s simply getting that sensation back on the pitch.

“You can train as much as you want but being back out here is totally different. I had a few (chances), probably should have scored definitely one other. But it was nice to put that one away.”

Jose Mourinho was pleased to see Kane back amongst the goals (Kirsty Wigglesworth/NMC Swimming Pool

Mourinho was happy for his star striker and applauded Kane’s professionalism during the coronavirus shutdown.

“I am happy for him,” Mourinhoadded “Once again he worked a lot and I enjoy for him being once again much better headings and a much better sensation for him.

“He worked phenomenal in this period, in lockdown at home and to get into conditions to help the team, which he is doing. I am happy with lots of things, first of all the result and then the clean sheet.”

David Moyes raged that Tottenham’s opening goal was permitted to stand after the ball appeared to brush Davinson Sanchez’s arm prior to Tomas Soucek executed his own net.

West Ham were beaten once again (Neil Hall/NMC Swimming Pool)

“I’ve only just seen it and I can’t believe they have ruled that as a goal after the rules where any handball which leads to a goal is disallowed,” the Hammers manager stated.

” We had a great goal scored against Sheffield United in the eleventh hour for something and they have not ruled this one out?

“Who is on VAR tonight? Do we know who he was. They need subbed I know that. Not very good.”

On the efficiency, Moyes added: “I believed the team worked truly, truly hard with the shape we wished to play from.

“We had some chances. There was a lot of good things to take from the game and I thought the players put in a tremendous amount of effort, but ultimately it is the points we need. We need the effort, but the points to go with it.”

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