Tottenham Hotspur News: Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli

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It is and continues to be a very exciting summer at Tottenham Hotspur, with plenty of topics to discuss. So let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet today. You already know what today’s top stories will relate to- reaction from the World Cup win for England!

Three Lions Captain and Tottenham talisman Harry Kane was the man of the hour, bagging a brace that included the game winner in stoppage time. England entered this World Cup with a lower set of expectations and younger blood than usual, and that provided a more positive vibe heading into the clash with Tunisia.

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Now with the 2-1 win, in which Harry Kane was the primary hero, there is a lot of buzz surrounding the team, an England side that is more likable than past editions. Kane is very excited about the result, as one would expect.

Here is what he told the BBC:

“It’s massive. I’m so proud of the lads. It’s tough. We played so well especially in the first half and we could have scored a few more. We kept going. It’s a World Cup, you go to the last second. I’m absolutely buzzing.

“We’ve done it for a while [had good resilience] since the gaffer has been here — he’s instilled it into us. We’ve got a great bond off the pitch so it’s great to see it on the pitch. We’ll get onto the plane happy tonight.

“We could have had a couple of penalties, especially when you look at theirs. A few corners, they were trying to grab, hold and stop us running. Maybe a bit of justice to score at the back post at the end. That’s football, that’s the ref. It showed good character to get on with it.”

“We are proud of each other and in a World Cup you are not sure how it is going to go, but we have a great togetherness and are always proud to see it come off in the game. We never panicked, never looked like conceding another one and got what we deserved in the end.”

-Sticking with Spurs players who England internationals, of which there are quite a few, Dele Alli suffered a quad injury in the win yesterday and had to come off early. The good news is that it’s not serious at all.

The midfielder has hopes that he’ll be fit for Sunday’s group stage match against Panama.

“Hopefully I am OK,” Alli told reporters after the match. “It’s my quad.”

England manager Gareth Southgate added: “We had to keep monitoring Dele. He was feeling a little bit of an issue just before half-time.”

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Finally, Son Heung-Min was asked after South Korea’s 1-0 loss to Sweden yesterday if the responsibility of having to score is more difficult for South Korea than it is for Tottenham.

“Of course it is a bit different, because when I play at Tottenham, every player is one of the best players,” Son answered. “Sometimes, when I play for South Korea, I need to give the pass to the other players and sometimes, it is a bit different than Tottenham.”

He also took ownership of the loss yesterday, and apologized for his failure to score:

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“I’m still disappointed about my performance and feel very, very sorry for my teammates because if we don’t score, it’s my fault, because I need to take the responsibility.”

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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