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Harry Kane: I am really happy for Bryan Gil and I told him that...

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Harry Kane has eulogised teammate Bryan Gil for his bravura display in the 4-0 win at Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

That was only the young Spaniard's second Premier League start in a Tottenham Hotspur jersey but he took his chance by setting up Kane himself for the 2-0.

Gil failed to make his mark as Tottenham slipped to a shock home defeat against Aston Villa on New Year's day but sparkled against Patrick Vieira's Eagles.

Kane's 198th Premier League goal in 300 appearances saw him surpass legendary former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle hero Alan Shearer who many two fewer in as many games.

Kane told Capital Football: "Again, really happy for Bryan, he's waited patiently for his chance.

"He worked really hard on the training pitch. You've just got to be ready I say to anyone, young or old.

"Just be there for your opportunity and Bryan was there today.

"He'd probably have been disappointed after the last game but he came out and showed his quality.

"Again, delighted for him and I am sure he'll be ready for the next one."

Son Heung-Min ended an eight-game goalless run and partner in crime Kane insisted that sometimes luck plays an important role in a striker's fortunes.

He said: "I'm really happy for him, you know? He's been working really hard behind the scenes and in every game.

"Sometimes as an attacking player you just need a bit of luck to go your way and it's nice for him to just continue working.

"He got half-a-chance and to see it hit the back of the net was great and hopefully that can give him lots of confidence.

"Son is a really important player for us and we're gonna need him if we wanna do anything important this season."


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