doc martens with dress Kane reveals chip on his shoulder when he faces London rivals
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has revealed that his release by Arsenal as a schoolboy remains one of the biggest motivations of his career.
The England forward, who scored his 100th Premier League goal in the thrilling 2 2 draw at Liverpool on Sunday, started his career in Arsenal academy but eventually found his way to Spurs and the rest as they say is history.
In a letter in theThe Players’ Tribune, Kane revealed how being let go by the Gunners gave him major motivation to become one of the best players in the world.
He wrote: Arsenal, I bounced around a bit and went back to play for my local team, and then I was spotted by a scout from Watford who offered me a trial.
funny how things work out as it was after playing for Watford against Tottenham that I got the opportunity to join Tottenham’s youth academy. The white kit fit better on me, I think.
remember the first time we played against Arsenal and even back then, I had a chip on my shoulder. It might sound ridiculous I was only eight when they let me go but every time we played them, I thought,
“Alright, we’ll see who’s right and who’s wrong.”
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me, the rejection is the best thing that ever happened to me. When I was lacing my up boots for my first start in the North London derby back in 2015, I had a flashback to when I was 11, playing against Arsenal’s youth team. It was like deja vu.
every match, I always visualize scenarios in my head of exactly how I’ll score in the match. This time, I was picturing the defenders wearing the red Arsenal kit, and I got goosebumps.
scored two that day, and the winner in the 86th minute was something that I’d never even dream of visualizing before a match. It was a header probably the best header I’ve ever scored and that feeling when it hit the back of the net I’ve never felt a rush like that in my whole career.