Harry Kane hailed his magnificent match-winning goal for Tottenham against Juventus as “probably one of the best of my career”.
Eric Lamela had initially put Spurs ahead in Singapore on Sunday as head coach Mauricio Pochettino decided to leave the likes of Kane, Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura benched.
A quick-fire second-half double from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo, though, put the Londoners behind in their International Champions Cup (ICC) opener.
But Lucas was able to equalise for Spurs and set the ICC encounter into a potential penalty shoot-out before Kane’s struck a wonder goal.
The English striker spotted Juventus keeper Wojciech Szczesny off his line and struck the ball from within the halfway line to secure Spurs a remarkable 3-2 victory in their first pre-season fixture.
“It’s probably one of the best goals in my career,” said Kane, according to Yahoo.
“I saw in part of the game the keeper [Szczesny] was quite far off the line, so I thought if I get a chance to shoot, I’m going to shoot and thankfully it went in.”
After struggling with an ankle injury towards the end of last season, a fully recovered Kane is pleased with how his pre-season has started out.
“It’s been great to get 45 minutes,” he added.
“It’s been a good start to pre-season; everyone is working hard.
“It’s very hot here so it will definitely get us fit. We’re looking forward to the next game [against Manchester United on Thursday] and we go from there.”
When asked about Kane’s winner, Pochettino replied: “It was an unbelievable goal. It’s this type, this class of player that when on the pitch that situation can happen.
“This is why he is one of the best strikers in the world. There’s no doubt about Harry Kane – he’s one of the best.
“I’m happy for him because after the (Champions League) Final, to start the pre-season in the first game scoring a goal like this is going to build his confidence and that’s always important for the team.”
Kane and Spurs will next meet United on Thursday for their second ICC match.