Harry Kane admits to penalty nerves after rescuing late point

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Harry Kane admits to penalty nerves after rescuing late point

Harry Kane has admitted that he felt the pressure when stepping up for his second penalty of the match in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool.

The England international notched goal number 22 of the campaign by converting from 12 yards in the 95th minute of an enthralling affair at Anfield on Sunday evening.

Kane’s second spot kick came shortly after missing his first, with the scores level at 1-1 at the time, and the Premier League’s top scorer believes that Spurs could have claimed all three points had he come out on top in his battle with Loris Karius.

“I was nervous before the second penalty. It was a big moment, with a lot of pressure but I stuck to the routine,” he told BBC Sport. “There was a lot of pressure, in front of the Kop.

“The first one, I did everything I wanted to and the keeper made the save. You’ve got to take the chances. I thought the second one was a penalty; the defender took out [Erik] Lamela.

“The gaffer said at half time to play a bit quicker. We created some chances. Victor Wanyama scored a great goal, and if I scored the first penalty we probably would have won it. But there we are. I’ve had a good season in front of goal so let’s see how many I can get now.”

Kane has now scored 100 goals in the Premier League in 141 appearances – only Alan Shearer with 124 reached that mark in the competition in fewer games.