Tottenham hit cruise control as hat-trick hero Kane sinks Apoel

Having netted with his left, a right-footed strike came along in good time, Sissoko picking out Kane who finished with calmness.

Just seven days after his treble in the cup, Kane repeated the feat in the wake of a humiliating exit from the Europa League.

This time round nobody gave them a chance when they were drawn with Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia.

APOEL will be excited to be able to host Tottenham at their home ground.

"Even in the second half we maybe weren't as aggressive as we wanted to be but we were more clinical at vital moments in the game and that's what you want to do away from home, especially in the Champions League".

The 24-year-old becomes the seventh English player to score a Champions League hat-trick after Andy Cole, Mike Newell, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, Alan Shearer and Danny Welbeck and his manager was understandably keen to praise him.

In a mere 4 Champions League appearances, Harry Kane has scored 4 goals and registered 1 assist.

After impressive domestic performances for Spurs over the last three campaigns, Kane has started to show his worth in Europe, scoring five goals in Spurs' first two Champions League group matches.

Harry Kane has scored a couple more and Christian Eriksen also got a goal against West Ham, so there's a good feeling flowing through that forward line. Trying to work out their issues isn't so challenging and I imagine Jurgen Klopp will try to play a squeezing game to take the pressure off the defence.

Even though the England global is far behind Ronaldo in the goal tally, as well as trophies, Pochettino thinks that his player being eight years younger gives him an advantage.

When Kane was asked about Hoddle's comments, made on BT Sport, he said: "It's great praise". I'm sure you can guess who scored the victor. "We practice them, so it's a matter of whoever feels confident about it takes one during the game, hopefully one of them goes in for me soon". They are yet to drop points away from home this season and have lost only 1 of their games thus far.

  • Julie Sanders