Kane: Millwall made me a man

Harry Kane rues a missed chance during his loan spell with Millwall in 2012 (pic Joe Giddens/Empics)

Harry Kane rues a missed chance during his loan spell with Millwall in 2012 (pic Joe Giddens/Empics) - Credit: EMPICS Sport

Tottenham striker reflects on loan spell ahead of FA Cup meeting with former club

Everton's Leighton Baines (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane battle for the ball (pic Adam Da

Everton's Leighton Baines (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane battle for the ball (pic Adam Davy/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Tottenham’s Harry Kane says his loan spell at Millwall turned him into a man as he prepares to face the Lions again in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final.

The England striker spent four months at The Den between January and May in 2012 and scored seven goals in Millwall’s final 14 games to help them avoid relegation from the Championship.

He was consequently named the club’s Young Player of the Year, and as he gears up for Sunday’s cup tie against Neil Harris’ side – who are now in League One - he reflected: “It was big part of my development.

“I had a great time at Millwall, I enjoyed my loan spell there. I was 18 at the time, playing in the Championship.


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“We were in a relegation battle and it really probably turned me into a man, playing in difficult, high-pressure games - and I managed to come out of it positively.

“It will be interesting to play them again. A lot has changed since I left, but I’m looking forward to it.”

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This weekend’s clash is due to be the last-ever cup tie to be played at White Hart Lane, which is scheduled to be demolished at the end of the season.

Kane added: “The atmosphere is going to be amazing, of course with it being a quarter-final as well. It’s a big game. The fans have been fantastic and it’s important we win, get to the semi-final and see who we get.”

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