What Happened When Harry Kane Was Forced To Play As A Goalkeeper
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What Happened When Harry Kane Was Forced To Play As A Goalkeeper

He was labelled a ‘one-season wonder’ in his first competitive season at Tottenham Hotspur, but the prolific Harry Kane has continued to prove his doubters wrong, week after week – season after season.

I mean, we’re only two months into the 2017/18 Premier League season and the England international is well on his way to securing another Golden Boot.

17 goals in 16 games for club and country including strikes against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have boosted his reputation in world football, but things were very different in 2014.

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Back in 2014, in his breakthrough season at Tottenham, Hugo Lloris was sent off during a Europa League tie.

Kane, who had scored a hat-trick in the game, was forced to put on the purple goalkeeper jersey and go in net for the final minutes because Spurs had used all of their remaining subs.

Looking nervous between the posts, Kane was immediately faced with a free-kick from Asteras Tripolis’ set piece specialist Jeronimo Barrales.

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The striker somehow managed to spill the ball into the back of the net and the rest is history. Don’t quit the day job, Harry.

Here’s that hilarious moment from Tottenham’s Europa League tie against Asteras Tripolis at White Hart Lane back in 2014:

Credit: ITV

Wearing the goalkeeper jersey after the final whistle, Kane walked off with the match ball after his impressive hat-trick. You don’t see that everyday.

Kane isn’t the only outfield player to try his luck in between the sticks.

From Niall Quinn saving a penalty for Manchester City to Rio Ferdinand trying to save a spot kick against Portsmouth in the 2008 FA Cup, more often than not, the outfield player isn’t quite up to scratch in the goalkeeper department.

It’s not very often an outfield player is forced to play in goal, but when they do, it is priceless entertainment.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He’s interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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