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Harry Kane says Tottenham's stunning comeback win at Leicester is a game he will 'NEVER FORGET' as Steven Bergwijn's two stoppage time goals see Spurs take a big step towards top four

Daily Mail
Daily Mail
 2022-01-19

Harry Kane hailed an unforgettable victory for Tottenham as substitute Steven Bergwijn struck twice in stoppage time to seal a 3-2 win at Leicester.

Spurs had missed a number of chances and were 2-1 down in the fourth of five added minutes when Bergwijn, who was lucky only to be booked moments earlier for shoving Caglar Soyuncu, equalised before adding the winner 80 seconds later.

The England captain said: ‘What a rollercoaster of emotions that was. To get two goals like that - these are games you will never forget in a career.

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Tottenham's Harry Kane was in jubilant spirits after his side's last gasp win at Leicester
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Kane celebrated wildly with Spurs fans after two stoppage time strikes from Steven Bergwijn

‘Overall we deserved the victory. We were the better side. We were disappointed to go 2-1 down but we were creating the chances. We never gave up and Stevie came on and made the difference.’

Bergwijn had been thrown on after 79 minutes, shortly after James Maddison had given Leicester the lead for the second time in the match, following Patson Daka’s 24th minute strike

Manager Antonio Conte celebrated wildly as supporters chanted his name long after the final whistle. Kane scored Spurs’ opener and deserved to be on the winning side after an outstanding individual display.

Bergwijn has been linked with a move away from Spurs this month but his dramatic intervention lifted them to fifth, above Arsenal.

That will taste particularly sweet for Conte, who was furious that the Gunners persuaded the Premier League to postpone last Sunday’s north London derby despite having only one confirmed case of Covid-19 in their squad.

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Bergwijn's two stoppage time goals snatched a monumental three points for Tottenham

The Dutchman said: ‘If I come on I want to show myself and I am really happy I scored two goals. We showed we are a team and we came back.

‘The manager told me to score goals, make difficulties for the defenders and stay close to Harry. It is fantastic. We have a lot of important games coming up and we need to build on this.’

Tottenham will now approach Sunday’s London derby at Chelsea with confidence, despite being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Conte’s former club earlier this month.

The Italian insisted Bergwijn remained part of his plans while also calling for additions in the transfer market.

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Brendan Rodgers bemoaned his side's late capitulation after holding a 2-1 advantage

‘Steven is an important player and we need to try to improve and become stronger, not to lose players. I think he is happy to stay with us. If he is in good physical condition he can start a game or come in and change it.

‘It was amazing game. We didn’t deserve to lose or even to draw. We created many chances and were unlucky many times.

‘If there is the chance to improve the squad in this transfer market it will be important. We are in a good position but we know it will be difficult to keep it for the whole season.’

Meanwhile, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers bemoaned his side’s indiscipline after they saw victory snatched from them.

He added: ‘The third goal was really naive from Youri Tielemans. We presented Tottenham with the points.’

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