Harry Kane recalls ‘crazy’ moment Jermain Defoe pulled up in his Range Rover to play football with him and his mates when he was 15

    It’s not often one of the best Premier League strikers gets out of their car to join in a street kickabout, but that’s exactly what Jermain Defoe did.

    The Tottenham Hotspur hero amazed everyone in attendance, including, none other than Harry Kane, who revealed the amazing story to BT Sport on their What I Wore series.

    Kane revealed the superb story about Defoe, and it’s something he said he will look to do one day

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    Kane revealed the superb story about Defoe, and it’s something he said he will look to do one day

    The striker was a brilliant representative for Spurs, both on the pitch and clearly off it too

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    The striker was a brilliant representative for Spurs, both on the pitch and clearly off it too

    In the documentary, the England captain talked about his history with the shirts that had a lot of meaning behind them.

    In the opening minutes of the clip, shirts were pulled out of some of Kane’s heroes which included Brazil icon Ronaldo, and Defoe.

    Even after joining the Tottenham academy at the age of 11, it wasn’t until 15 when he first met the former Spurs striker in rather amazing circumstances.

    When presented with his old shirt, the 28-year-old was asked about the former Spurs striker, and revealed the brilliant story about him from his childhood as well as how grateful he was to play with Defoe.

    “Defoe is one of my favourite strikers. I was fortunate enough to play with him as well,” for one season in 2013/14 when Kane was just starting his Spurs career and Defoe was ending his.

    “But yeah, the story was I was just in the street where I lived in Chingford, just playing football with about 15 of my mates, how you do in the street.

    Kane’s story was incredible, and one that he still cherishes to this day

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    Kane’s story was incredible, and one that he still cherishes to this day

    Kane and Defoe played together at Tottenham, before the latter moved to Toronto in 2014

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    Kane and Defoe played together at Tottenham, before the latter moved to Toronto in 2014

    “Then a black Range Rover pulled up and Jermain Defoe got out. It was crazy.

    “I was in the academy at the time obviously, I was only about 11 years old, and he just got out and started playing with us for about 20 minutes.

    “Then he signed a load of stuff, we were taking our trainers off and getting them signed and things like that.

    “But it was just amazing. It’s a story I’ll always remember and I remember talking to him about it, he remembered it and it was great for him to do that.

    Kane and Defoe’s relationship continued several years later when he became a part of the first team

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    Kane and Defoe’s relationship continued several years later when he became a part of the first team

    Defoe gave those teenagers a memory they will never forget

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    Defoe gave those teenagers a memory they will never forget

    “But it was just amazing. It’s a story I’ll always remember and I remember talking to him about it, he remembered it and it was great for him to do that.

    “Hopefully one day I’ll be able to do the same!”

    Defoe also left Kane with one final grand gesture when he left the club to join MLS side Toronto in 2014.

    Wearing no.37 at the time, Kane was given his blessing by the Spurs hero to take his old number, no.18.

    “Number 18 being my kind of first big season for Spurs I’d say,” Kane added.

    Kane had an instant impact in that shirt, scoring 21 goals in the Premier League that season, including a sensational brace against north London rivals Arsenal

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    Kane had an instant impact in that shirt, scoring 21 goals in the Premier League that season, including a sensational brace against north London rivals Arsenal

    “I went from 38, to 37 down to 18, it was when Defoe went as well.

    “So Defoe kind of said to me ‘you can have my number’ so I spoke to the kitman and he gave it to me.

    “I remember it was a great season, it was the first time I had been playing regular in the Premier League.

    “Played some great games, scored goals against Chelsea and Arsenal and it gave me real confidence to play against the top teams.”

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