Kane defends Tottenham credentials

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has insisted he grew up as a fan of the club despite a picture surfacing of the two-goal North London derby hero wearing an Arsenal shirt as a youngster, ESPN has reported.

Kane netted both goals as Spurs came from behind to see off the Gunners, who held a first-half lead through Mesut Ozil’s goal, and said after the match that the victory and the goals meant even more after the picture that saw his loyalty to Tottenham questioned.

“Of course it was nice to score after that picture,” Kane said. “I’m Tottenham through and through and this shows that. It was an emotional day and one I was very pleased with.”

The goals were his 21st and 22nd of the season and took Mauricio Pochettino’s team above their capital rivals, Spurs having 43 points from their 24 Premier League games with Arsenal on 42. Tottenham trail fourth-place Manchester United by a point after United drew at Upton Park with West Ham on Sunday.

Kane has now scored four goals in his last two games, claiming a brace in his last outing against West Bromwich Albion, after going four games without finding the net prior to Spurs’ visit to the Hawthorns.

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