Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo lauds Harry Kane after the England captain rediscovers his scoring touch in Carabao Cup penalty shootout victory against Wolves
- Harry Kane scored for Tottenham in their Carabao Cup victory against Wolves
- Spurs advanced to the fourth round with a 3-2 shootout win on Wednesday night
- Nuno Espirito Santo praised Kane for his performance after their victory
- Tottenham will look to return to winning ways in the league against Arsenal
Nuno Espirito Santo hailed Harry Kane as the England captain rediscovered his scoring touch to help Tottenham progress in the Carabao Cup.
Kane has still not scored in the Premier League this term but produced a confident finish for Spurs’ second goal as they beat Wolves 3-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
His strike is the perfect preparation for Sunday’s north London derby against Arsenal, with Kane having scored 11 times against the Gunners.
Harry Kane scored his first goal in four games with a strike in Tottenham’s win against Wolves
The England captain also scored from the spot during Tottenham’s shootout victory
Nuno Espirito Santo took time to praise Kane following his performance against Wolves
‘Harry had a very good game,’ said Nuno. ‘He has much more to give and it’s about the team improving and growing together.
‘We allowed Wolves to get back into the game which is disappointing. We spent time preparing for penalties – it’s not luck, it’s about giving the goalkeeper the right information and players taking responsibility.’
Kane has struggled to find top gear during the early part of the campaign after a potential move to Manchester City thwarted in the summer, but the England captain produced a typically composed finish in the first half at Wolves, after Tanguy Ndombele had given Spurs an early lead.
Leander Dendoncker and Daniel Podence scored either side of half-time to bring Wolves level and Ruben Neves hit the bar late on.
Yet Spurs kept their nerve to take the penalty shoot-out 3-2, with Kane scoring their first kick and Neves, Dendoncker and Conor Coady all missing. Coady struck the bar with Wolves’ final kick to send Spurs through.
Kane has yet to score a goal in the Premier League this season after a summer of speculation