England captain Harry Kane kept his Tottenham sides’ Champions League dreams alive with a late brace to see them earn their first group win of the competition this season beating PSV Eindhoven 2-1 at Wembley.
With the visitors taking the lead inside the opening minute with a powerful header beating goal keeper Paulo Gazzaniga who was replacing the suspended captian Hugo Lloris, Tottenham’s chances of qualifying looked dead and buried. However, they home side never gave up and came back hard at their Dutch rivals with only the expert and superb skill of keeper Jeroen Zoet denying the North London side on numerous occasions.
As time looked to be beating them and the home spectators getting the felling it just wasn’t their night, up popped their Super hero Kane, to do what he has done so many times before for club and Country as his low shot snuck under Zoet with 12 minutes remaining.
With the team and the fans knowing a draw wasn’t enough, the home side upped their game and where rewarded with a minute of normal play remining as Kane’s close range header took a small deflection off PSV substitute Trent Sainsbury to leave Zoet with no chance of making the save.
The result now leaves Tottenham’s champions league future in their own hands, as they face Inter Milan at Wembley before their final game against Barcelona at the Nou camp. Speaking after the game, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino still believes his side can qualify for the knock out stages after doing the calculations he said
“If we can beat Inter then we will both have seven points, then in one game anything can happen. We will go to Barcelona [for the final group match] to try to win the game. The belief is still there. I am so optimistic.”
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