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Kane thrilled to steal spotlight with a stunner in Spurs victory

 

Harry Kane
Harry Kane

By Simon Peach

Harry Kane's outrageous stoppage-time strike from the halfway line got Tottenham's pre-season off to a memorable start as Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus were upstaged in Singapore.

Fans were left rubbing their eyes in disbelief as an entertaining International Champions Cup encounter at Singapore's National Stadium came to a stunning conclusion.

The friendly was heading for penalties until Kane's moment of inspiration in the 93rd minute.

Lucas Moura's interception fell into his path and the striker unleashed a first-time rocket from just inside the Juventus half that flew over former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

"It's probably one of the best goals in my career," the Spurs striker said minutes after sealing Spurs' 3-2 win.

"I saw the keeper was quite far off his line a few times, so I thought I would take the chance if I had the opportunity. I saw him off his line and fortunately it went in."

Those inside Singapore's International Stadium went wild when the ball found the net, with Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino as impressed as anyone by the winner.

"I think it was a great goal," he said.

"It's unbelievable from Harry. I think it is good for him to start the pre-season scoring. It wasn't the priority to win the game, but to compete in our best way and in the end to win is always better than not winning. We are happy with the performance."

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