Kane: Millwall loan "a stepping stone to where I am now"

© Actionplus
© Actionplus

TOTTENHAM striker Harry Kane has described his loan spell at Millwall three years ago as a "big stepping stone to where I am now".

Kane this week signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract at White Hart Lane after going on an astonishing run of goalscoring form that has put him on the brink of an England call-up.

The 21-year-old, who was a huge hit at The Den during the 2011-12 campaign, has found the back of the net 20 times this term and is now Spurs' first-choice forward.

His seven goals in 22 appearances for Millwall helped the club stay in the Championship.

And reflecting on his time in SE16, Kane, speaking to the Evening Standard, said that his experiences in a Lions shirt helped to shape the player he is today.

"I'll never forget it," he said. "The relief on everyone's faces – the players, the fans. It showed me how much the game could mean.

"People were playing for their livelihoods and had they been relegated, it would have been a big downer for the club.

"You have to do your job otherwise you won't be in the game long so to be thrown into that at 18 was really good.

"The two goals against Chelsea this season were special but that experience three years ago is one of the things that has made me who I am today.

"It was a big stepping stone to where I am now."

Staff

(@NewsAtDen)

11 thoughts on “Kane: Millwall loan "a stepping stone to where I am now"

  • February 6, 2015 at 16:15
    Permalink

    If only we can Loan another like Harry Kane soon from a Premier Club.

    Like (44)
    Dislike (0)
  • February 6, 2015 at 16:21
    Permalink

    Surely Kane and Townsend's positive experience at the Den should tempt clubs to loan their up and coming youngsters ?

    Like (43)
    Dislike (0)
    • February 6, 2015 at 22:43
      Permalink

      @Cardinal: what's wrong with our up and coming youngsters why do people always think cause they are in a prem team they're better don't know what you got till you try it . Water your own garden first

      Like (9)
      Dislike (3)
  • February 6, 2015 at 16:26
    Permalink

    The boy done good. Good luck for the future Harry and thanks, nice comments.

    Like (43)
    Dislike (1)
  • February 6, 2015 at 16:27
    Permalink

    Good advert for us to any club looking to loan us players in the coming month. Also shows what players think of the playing at the Den in front of our crowd.

    Like (24)
    Dislike (0)
    • February 6, 2015 at 17:00
      Permalink

      @lennie the lion: 100% agree. This article couldn't of come out at a better time! The club need to really push and promote this to PL clubs and their young players and who knows, they too could one day turn out for a future call-up for the 3-Lions if they first cut their teeth with the one and only mighty Lion of Millwall

      Like (13)
      Dislike (1)
  • February 6, 2015 at 16:59
    Permalink

    Thank you for recognising what millwall fc is all about. Comments like this could help persuade the next harry kane to come to us in the loan window. Its a shame but players of his ability dont take the time out to reflect on what got them where they are today. Top pro, hope he has a long future for england ahead

    Like (34)
    Dislike (0)
  • February 6, 2015 at 17:17
    Permalink

    I've been saying for weeks how nice it would be for the kids we've had on loan to acknowledge us in their careers, well done Harry, England call up now.
    With this and bringing through Nelson, Powel, Goodman, Fred, O'Brien we send a clear message that youth get a chance, this should attract more youngsters in the first place to sign on with us at 9-10 rather than joining the Arsenals, spurs, chelsea, and doing nothing until there 22 and then get loaned out to swansea.

    Like (14)
    Dislike (0)
  • February 6, 2015 at 17:17
    Permalink

    Well said Harry Kane,& thank you for not forgetting MILLWALL ! Nice to see pros appreciate their early years down south .( NOLU, WDC ).

    Like (38)
    Dislike (0)
  • February 7, 2015 at 08:19
    Permalink

    This could be Fred in 5 years time,after we've made a few million out of him of course,COYL!!!

    Like (3)
    Dislike (0)

Leave a Reply