MATCHDAY WITH HARRY KANE!
The ace Tottenham and England striker talks through his routine ahead of big matches!
HAVE AN EARLY NIGHT
HARRY SAYS: “The night before a game is all about getting an early night. I usually get a good night’s sleep. I’ve never really had a problem with that. I fall asleep quite easily, even ahead of big games!”
HARRY SAYS: “I think a lot about the game, so I constantly picture different scenarios I may find myself in in front of goal. Of course, most of the time it doesn’t happen, but it’s something I’ve always done to make sure I’m prepared.”
HARRY SAYS: “After a good rest, I’ll wake up and think through some more scenarios while listening to a bit of music. To be honest, I get excited about games as opposed to being nervous. I just want to get out there!”
ARRIVING AT THE GROUND
HARRY SAYS: “If I have headphones on when you see me getting off the team bus, I’ll probably be listening to R&B – anything from the Usher kind of era. I’m not in charge of the dressing room music, though!”
HARRY SAYS: “During the warm-up we do finishing drills, and I’ll know whether I’m on my game or not from that. Just from the contact I’m making on the ball and the movement I’m making – if I feel bang on, I just want the game to start!”
HARRY SAYS: “Once it comes to walking down the tunnel and starting the game, everything becomes natural. You go into a zone where you start making movements and runs and you don’t have much time to think about it. Then in a split-second, a ball falls to you and you don’t have time to think!”
DURING THE GAME
HARRY SAYS: “I know when I’m on my game that I’ll be ready to take the first chance that falls to me! Every game goes pretty quickly, too – apart from the ones where you score in the first minute and have to hold on!”
GO FOR THE WIN
HARRY SAYS: “I’m a winner – if it’s a race in the playground or if I’m playing tennis with my brother, I always want to win. That mode always sets in, no matter what I’m doing. I try to be the best I can be and never let anybody down.”
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