Following on from a great scoring month for Tottenham’s number 10, with 4 goals and 1 assist, EA SPORTS granted Harry Kane with the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award for February. Kane spoke about the title race, breaking Alan Shearer’s goal scoring record and The handshake with Dele Alli we’ve all been wondering about.
When asked how how he felt about being given such a prestigious award he said “It’s a great honour. To get the recognition from the ex-players who are involved in the voting is amazing. It was a great month for myself but also the team; it’s a real honour to receive this award.”
He was asked:
“You were instrumental in the 4-0 win against Stoke City, what’s your abiding memory of the match and can you talk us through the goals?”
He replied by saying:
“It was obviously a great match for us, to win 4-0 shows how well we have been playing as a team at the moment. With the first goal, the ball just dropped to me inside the box and I thought I would just try and get a quick shot off and it happened to sneak through one of their player’s legs and find the corner.”
The second goal was probably one of my better goals of the season, Eriksen whipped in a corner to the edge of the box and I managed to catch it sweetly with my left foot on the volley, that was a nice feeling. And then the third one was a bit luckier, it was a long-range free kick, which got a nice deflection and went in and then of course I finished it off with an assist for Dele. It was an amazing game for both the team and myself.
The press questioned:
“What do you think the key is to your good run of form at the minute? Is there anything specific in which you’re doing?”
He replied by saying:
“My diet has actually changed slightly since January, I have got a new chef who I have been working with around my nutrition and helping me become a little bit leaner and quicker, which seems to be working. Your teammates always help as well though, when you’ve got Eriksen and Dele behind you and the guys behind them backing you up, they’re the ones creating all the chances for me so I’m just trying my hardest to put them in the back of the net. I can’t thank my teammates enough for that.”
The final question Kane was asked was “The celebration you and Dele Allit did together against Everton… where did that come from and whose idea was it?” This highly anticipated question was answered like this: “We were just at training a few weeks back and Dele mentioned that we should have a handshake, as we all make sure we shake hands with every teammate each morning.
He said that he has a similar sort of thing with some of the other guys so he said we should make one and if one of us scores weshould celebrate with it. So we made the handshake and when I scored the other day we did it and the camera caught it perfectly. It’s a bit of fun; obviously we’re at the training ground, working hard together every day so it’s just a bit of a laugh and with the more goals we score the more we’ll do it.”
Kane also beat five other contenders: Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and David Silva, West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley, Hull City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic and Romelu Lukaku, Everton’s forward.