Kane explains penalty miss vs. Southampton

Christian Eriksen celebrated Harry Kane’s performance against Southampton but did poke a little fun at his penalty miss.

Harry Kane says the ground caused his skied penalty miss in Tottenham’s 4-1 defeat of Southampton on Wednesday.

Nathan Redmond was issued a red card for bringing down Dele Alli in the Southampton box on 58 minutes, leaving Kane, who had scored Tottenham’s second moments earlier, a chance to collect a brace on the night.

However the England international striker fired his shot well over the crossbar after an unstable patch of the pitch elevated the ball as he planted his left foot to shoot.

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“The ground just gave way under me,” Kane told Sky Sports. “I saw it before the game. There was a new patch of grass just on the penalty spot.

“It’s even more devastating that the keeper went the wrong way as well. I’ll be thinking about that one tonight.”

The goal Kane did convert — an uncontested header from a corner-kick situation — was his first in four matches. And the 23-year-old was happy afterward to end his scoring drought.

“Whenever I go one or two games without scoring it seems to be a big deal,” Kane said. “It

Article source: http://www.espnfc.us/english-premier-league/story/3027912/tottenhams-harry-kane-on-penalty-miss-the-ground-just-gave-way-under-me

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