Harry Kane got here on within the 72nd minute for his first look of the season
Final week Tottenham followers vociferously requested an absent Harry Kane whether or not he was watching their victory over Manchester Metropolis. Seven days on, the ahead was again within the shirt he has worn with such distinction and was being serenaded by a way more acquainted tune.
Kane, whose potential switch to Pep Guardiola’s facet has dominated the headlines this summer time, didn’t characteristic in new boss Nuno Espirito Santo’s opening two squads – that Premier League win over the champions and a Europa Convention League defeat by Pacos de Ferreira.
Information broke early on Sunday that the England captain was travelling together with his Spurs team-mates to their sport towards Wolves.
On arrival he was booed, although this time it was the house followers at Molineux who vented their emotions.
Nuno selected to call Kane on the substitutes’ bench and, with Spurs main 1-0 due to Dele Alli’s early penalty however coming below growing strain, the supervisor referred to as him to interchange Son Heung-min within the 72nd minute.
The house supporters seized on the chance to taunt their Spurs counterparts with songs about him eager to ‘play for a giant membership’ and changing into ‘a Manc within the morning’.
However Tottenham followers responded with ‘Harry Kane, he is certainly one of our personal’, the mantra that has accompanied Kane since he established himself within the senior facet seven years in the past.
The 28-year-old helped ease Wolves’ dominance with some good hold-up play – making 13 of his 14 touches and eight of his 10 passes contained in the opposition half – and will have doubled the guests’ lead however for a very good cease from goalkeeper Jose Sa.
‘We’re very fortunate to have him’ – Nuno on Kane’s return to Spurs squad
“He’s getting again to his health,” Nuno advised BBC Sport. “He nonetheless has to enhance and he helped the workforce at present. He was a giant assist for us.
“We’re speaking probably the greatest gamers on the earth – we’re very, very fortunate to have him.”
Kane was booked for time losing as Spurs seemed to see out the sport after which went to applaud the travelling followers after the ultimate whistle, earlier than hugging boss Nuno.
“He did properly, he helped the workforce and he had a very good probability,” added the Portuguese. “Harry’s nonetheless within the course of of accelerating and enhancing his degree of health.
“He is likely one of the finest gamers on the earth and you possibly can see the way in which he helped the workforce when it comes to possession – effective traces.”
‘Perhaps we purchase, possibly not’ – Guardiola
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has stated Kane is just not on the market, however reviews recommend a bid of greater than £150m may very well be sufficient to lure the striker to the Etihad Stadium.
Metropolis have already spent a British report £100m to signal playmaker Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, however are mild on central hanging choices after Sergio Aguero joined Barcelona on a free switch.
“Once we resolve to not signal a contract for Aguero and other people say what we’ll do, I stated many occasions it will rely available on the market, the choices,” stated Guardiola.
“Perhaps we purchase or possibly we’ll not. We nonetheless have 10 days within the switch market, we’ll see what occurs and it is dependent upon that, what resolution we’re going to take.”
Guardiola’s facet responded to their 1-0 opening defeat on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a 5-0 victory over Norwich Metropolis on Saturday.
“If the workforce is identical one, I stated earlier than the 5-0, I am greater than happy with the workforce. I do know them rather well, they know me rather well,” added Guardiola.
“I’ve by no means complained since I arrived day one, I cannot do it now, however in fact the membership has an obligation, the responsibility to look ahead, to get higher, to really feel we will nonetheless be there with a troublesome Premier League – and that is what we’re going to do.”