Connect with us

English Premier League

Harry Kane aims dig at Marseille fans and shows off surprise dance moves in the dressing room

Harry Kane aims a cheeky dig at Marseille fans and shows off surprise dance moves in the dressing room after Tottenham’s win on Tuesday.

Spurs secure Group D top spot and seeded status for the Champions League last-16 draw next week.

Goals from Clement Lenglet and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg cancel out Chancel Mbemba’s headed opener, meaning Spurs finish top of group for third time in Champions League history.

Tottenham fought to the end at the Stade Velodrome during an rather dull first half in which they failed to get inside their opponents’ box – and Marseille deservedly took the lead in stoppage time when a short corner was sent in by Jordan Veretout and headed home by former Newcastle defender Chancel Mbemba.

Spurs, who saw head coach Antonio Conte in the stands, lost forward Son Heung-min to a head injury in the opening period but were a different team come second half and took control after Lenglet’s equaliser.

Hojbjerg struck the crossbar for the visitors but Marseille should have scored late on when ex-Arsenal player Sead Kolasinac somehow missed an open goal with a header.

Hojbjerg then sealed the win in stoppage time to put Tottenham top of the group and leave Marseille, who at one point in the evening were top, in fourth spot and out of Europe.

Player ratings

Marseille: Pau Lopez (6), Mbemba (7), Bailly (5), Balerdi (6), Clauss (6), Rongier (6), Veretout (7), Tavares (7), Guendouzi (7), Harit (6), Sanchez (7).

Subs used: Gigot (5), Suarez (n/a), Under (6), Kolasinac (5), Kabore (n/a).

Tottenham: Lloris (7), Lenglet (8), Dier (6), Davies (6), Sessegnon (5), Bentancur (8), Hojbjerg (8), Perisic (6), Lucas Moura (6), Kane (7), Son (6).

Subs used: Skipp (n/a), Gil (n/a), Emerson (6), Bissouma (7).

Man of the match: Clement Lenglet.

Harry Kane was asked about the fireworks Marseille fans set off in the early hours of Tuesday morning before Tottenham played them in the Champions League.

Sky Sports questioned he heard the fireworks and whether they woke him or his teammates up the night before the match.

He said: “I heard the first lot go off.

“There were some other ones at four o’clock apparently, which I didn’t hear thankfully.

“But that’s part and parcel of football, I guess, and they have a great fan base. The atmosphere was incredible here.

“I’m sure they’ll do anything to win but thankfully it was our night tonight.”

Kane also made a mention of the fireworks via his social media after getting the job done and ensuring Champions League football for 2023.

Sky Sports’ Paul Merson on Hojbjerg’s late goal: “What a finish, what a counter-attack. The second half was much better from Tottenham, the first half was nowhere near good enough. What a goal to finish it.

“Spurs couldn’t put three passes together in the first half. As soon as they started putting more passes together the game opened up for them and they were a threat. They managed the game well.

“Tottenham did very well in the second half but when you get to the last 16 you can’t keep giving teams head starts. It will catch up with you sooner than later.

“When the shackles are off and the fear factor goes out of the game, Spurs have some good players who can move the ball about very quickly. But they don’t do that, they sit back. Kane was literally 35 yards from his own goal in the first half. They didn’t have an outlet; they’ve got to take a chance sometimes. It’s too negative for me.

“You can’t keep giving teams head starts. They’ve been fortunate in a couple of games like Bournemouth on Saturday and again today against an average team in Marseille.”

Huge Lloris speaking to BT Sport: “We expected a tough game. We know this is a difficult place to deal with. We showed great personality. Clement [Lenglet] scored a very important goal in France, in front of the French people.

“The second goal from Pierre [Hojbjerg] confirmed things for the group. We didn’t play well during the first half. Maybe we didn’t know what would happen if we attack. It wasn’t good for us to play this type of first half.

“We speak in the locker room – we start the second half with much more personality and aggressive. We play a very good second half. It was a tough night and a great battle.”

Stellini said on Son: “In this moment we don’t know. We have to wait for a medical assessment. Sonny feels better now. I saw him in the dressing room, he celebrated with us.

“In this moment we don’t know. We have to wait for a medical assessment and we have to wait until tomorrow. We are not sure if he is concussed. It is Son’s face. His eye is a bit swollen.”

Tottenham defender Clement Lenglet: “We didn’t play well in the first half maybe because we didn’t know if we had to attack or defend and maybe it was not good to play this type of first half.

“After we speak in the locker room and tell what we have to tell, we started the second half with more power and personality to go to score and we played a very, very good second half.

“I am happy to score here, more for the team and we needed one point and it’s very important to win these type of game. I’m happy because it’s an important goal for the team.”

Fans reacted as Harry Kane aims a dig at Marseille fans and shows off surprise dance moves in the dressing room…

@THFCJakee: What a tweet hahaha


@Lisa_de_Laat: This is THE tweet! 😂👏🏻


@_steeljack_: top tier shithouse 😂, fucking love it


@donCOYS: Brilliant Harry 🤣

@DanTHFC1: I love you so much

@alicelethaby: cheeky banter harry

@VedantGedelaa: There’s no way I’ve seen harry kane dancing after barely qualifying from a group of marseille, Frankfurt and sporting

@Tottenhamcoys: Go onn Harry

@thfc8533: Hahahaha love it H🤍🤍👑

@nick_davison10: I see what you did there, H. 👀💙

@Ashley__Garwood: YES HARRY 😂😂😂

@ojleech: Brilliant Harry. That 2nd half performance was superb. #COYS

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in English Premier League