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The stage was set for Harry Kane to draw England level in that quarter-final against France. And you feel that once they were level, there was only one team that was going to win. Despite the huge advances of online betting companies in recent years, not a single soul on the planet would have put money on the Spurs man doing what he did. As we all remember, Kane’s penalty flew high over teammate Lloris’ crossbar and high into the Qatari night sky. Now his club side needs him to put the heartbreak behind him as the Premier League returns.
Return of the Premier League season
The first half has seen Spurs pick up some impressive results, despite fans and pundits being less than impressed with the playing style under manager Antonio Conte. The Premier League gets back underway with a bumper calendar of festive season entertainment and Tottenham are well positioned. They currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League table and are just three points behind second-place Manchester City, who are the favourites to win the league for the fifth time in six years come next May.
The North London club also has a UEFA Champions League second-round clash with Italian Champions AC Milan to look forward to in the new year. Conte famously managed their city rivals Inter to a first Scudetto in a decade in 2021, and he will be hoping to assert his dominance over the Rossoneri once again in February. But in order for him to do that, he needs the jewel in the Tottenham crown to be firing on all cylinders.
That jewel is, of course, Harry Kane. The Spurs number nine leads the club’s scoring charts with 13 goals already this season. He’s the second top scorer in the English top flight with 12 goals, some six behind goalscoring behemoth Erling Haaland. If Tottenham are to challenge for honours this term, they need their leading marksman to pick up where he left off before the World Cup-enforced midseason break. And if he is to do that, he needs to leave memories of that heartbreaking quarterfinal firmly in the rearview mirror.
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