Hat-trick hero Kane vows to stick to day job after goalkeeping howler

The Tottenham striker bagged a superb treble in Spurs' 5-1 win over Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League on Thursday, but conceded after replacing Hugo Lloris in goal late on
Tottenham striker Harry Kane laughed off his embarrassing cameo as a goalkeeper against Asteras Tripolis on Thursday, having earlier bagged a hat-trick in a convincing 5-1 win.

The England under-21 international netted three impressive strikes, with Erik Lamela also scoring twice from two brilliant efforts, as Spurs notched their first win in the Europa League proper.

There was late drama, however, as Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris saw red for bringing down Anastasios Tsokanis when he was clean through - and Kane, deputising in goal as Pochettino had already made three substitutions, subsequently allowed a Jeronimo Barrales free-kick to creep in.

"It was a great night until I went in goal," joked Kane in a post-match interview with ITV. "It wasn't the best effort and I'll leave that to the keepers from now on.

"I actually quite fancied myself in goal but when I saw that free-kick wobbling at me I wasn't too happy.

"It was a shame to let it in but overall it was a good game - it was a great result for us, a great win and I'm happy to get a hat-trick."

Kane's netted the first goal of the night with a low, long-range effort and admitted his delight at the strike afterwards.

"It was a sweet strike," he added. "I knew it had a chance when I hit it and fortunately it went in off the post, which is always nice.

"It was obviously good to get the second and the third as well as we want to start killing off teams.

"Sniffing in and around the six-yard box is where it all counts too."

However, Kane was outdone by Lamela's outrageous, 20-yard 'rabona' strike that sent Tottenham into the break 2-0 up.

"I've seen him do that in training - he's got that in the locker," said Kane. "It's great for him to see it pay off on the big stage in a game."