Tottenham workforce for Kane's debut 2014: the place are they now?
As one door began to close in Tottenham Hotspur, another opened. On the morning of April 7, 2014, as Spurs was preparing to visit the Premier League team Sunderland, it was reported that manager Tim Sherwood would be relieved of his duties at the end of the season. Despite Spurs issuing a statement trying to quell speculation and the team claiming a 5-1 win, Sherwood was replaced by Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino six weeks later.
But while that game was the beginning of the end for Sherwood, it was also the beginning of Harry Kane's remarkable career in the Premier League. Following his Europa League qualifying debut against Hearts in August 2011, the Sunderland game marked his first Premier League start for the club on loan games at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester City.
He rewarded Sherwood's confidence with a 59th-minute goal – an arrow and a finish near the post that made it 2-1 – and Spurs won easily when Emmanuel Adebayor grabbed a brace, as did Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson There were evaluation sheets on the gate.
"Buzz … buzz to get the first start and score a goal on White Hart Lane and win 5-1 was a brilliant night," Kane finished after clashing with Wes with a bandage on the Head Brown said afterwards. "As soon as I did it the emotions came out, I waited patiently and to achieve that goal was a proud moment. It's without a doubt the best feeling of my career, hopefully I can go ahead and get a few more." . "
Seven years later, 27-year-old Kane is second on Tottenham's top scorer list of all-time with 217 goals behind Jimmy Greaves' record of 266 and is a true club legend. We look back on his Premier League debut for Spurs and record the fate of his teammates from that game.
Harry Kane announced himself for Tottenham on the Premier League stage in 2014. Scott Heavey – PA Images via Getty Images
GK, Hugo Lloris: The No. 1 France is in their ninth season at Tottenham and is the club captain after leaving Lyon for £ 11m in 2012. He has not yet won any cutlery at Spurs – despite capturing France at the 2018 World Cup – and his contract in 2022 was linked to a move to PSG or Man United this summer.
DEF, Kyle Naughton: The right-back joined Spurs from Sheffield United with Kyle Walker in 2009 for a combined fee of £ 9m. Naughton played 75 times for Spurs from 2009 to 2015, but was also on loan at Middlesbrough, Leicester and Norwich. He signed with Swansea for £ 5m in 2015 and is still on the championship side.
DEF, Danny Rose: He's still in Spurs' books but has yet to appear in the Premier League this season after being out of the picture in the left-back pecking order under coach Jose Mourinho and behind Sergio Reguilon and Ben Davies. Rose will no doubt move on at the end of the season – and was linked to a move to Trabzonspor in the last transfer window – but was a good player for Spurs and has made 214 appearances since making his debut in the 2009-10 season. He was also on loan to Watford, Peterborough, Bristol City, Sunderland and Newcastle.
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DEF, Vlad Chiriches: The Romanian center-back joined Spurs from Steaua Bucharest in 2013 for around £ 8.5million. It came with a lot of promise and a then record-breaking fee for a Romanian player (broken by Nicolae Stancius' move to Anderlecht in 2016 and then by the £ 11.7 million Parma paid for Dennis Man in January 2021), but after only 43 Stakes, moved to Napoli in 2015. He spent the 2019-20 season on loan with Sassuolo and moved there permanently in September 2020 for £ 8.1m.
DEF, Younes Kaboul: The French center-back, who now runs a care home for people with intellectual disabilities in Belgium, moved from Auxerre to Spurs for £ 10.8m in 2007 before moving to Portsmouth a year later for £ 5.3m. He returned to Spurs in 2010 and made a total of 140 appearances before playing at Sunderland and Watford. He retired after leaving Watford in December 2018.
MID, Paulinho: Tottenham spent just over £ 17million in 2013 to sign the Brazilian midfielder from Corinthians. He spent two seasons there before heading to China with Guangzhou Evergrande for £ 9.9 million. A shock arrival in Barcelona followed in 2018/19 when they spent nearly £ 36m to sign it, then send it back to the Chinese Super League team 16 months later for a similar fee. On the international stage, he played at the 2014 and 2018 World Championships, but now, 32, he has not performed since 2018.
Aaron Lennon had some tumultuous years. Paul Gilham / Getty Images
CENTER, Aaron Lennon: The English winger is with Kayserispor in Turkey after receiving a free transfer in September. From 2005 to 2015, he made 365 appearances for Tottenham, scoring 30 goals and moving to Everton before signing a permanent contract in September 2015. In 2017, he was arrested by police under the Mental Health Act and admitted to battling depression.His career began with a two-year move to Burnley in January 2018 before moving to Turkey.
MID, Nacer Chadli: The Belgian midfielder is also in Turkey at Basaksehir after joining them from Monaco in September 2020. Chadli spent three seasons at Spurs from 2013 to 2016 after joining FC Twente for £ 7.3m. He then had spells in West Brom, Anderlecht and Monaco, which led to his move to Turkey.
CENTER, Christian Eriksen: Eriksen, a wonderful player for Tottenham who has contributed to 695 goals and 89 assists in his 305 games in his six and a half years, moved to Inter Milan in January 2020 and moved to Inter Milan after an overwhelming start. has now found his feet in Serie A. Spurs originally spent £ 12m to sign the Danish midfielder from Ajax. At 29, he still has many years to hunt his first big trophy outside of the Netherlands.
Harry Kane jumps to get him his first senior Tottenham goal. Ian Walton / Getty Images
ST, Harry Kane: That April night of 2014, Kane wore the number 37 shirt. He has since adopted the number 10 and is without a doubt one of Tottenham's greatest players. His goal record is unbelievable, but this season he has fallen a little lower and has also developed into a provider. While waiting for his first cutlery in Tottenham, he won the 2018 World Cup Golden Shoe and the 2015 PFA Young Player of the Year award.
ST, Emmanuel Adebayor: The former Arsenal forward scored 42 goals for London rival Spurs from 2011 to 2015. However, he fell out of favor under Pochettino in the 2014-15 season and was released in September of that year. Arguably one of the best strikers of all time in the Premier League, he was first loaned by Man City before his final contract in 2012. After his three-year tenure, he moved to the Crystal Palace before moving to Turkey with Istanbul Basakşehir and Kayserispor. The Togo star had made a short-term move to Olimpia in Paraguay in 2020 but was sent off for kicking an opponent on his Copa Libertadores debut and canceled his contract after less than five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, 37, he is currently without a club.
Brad Friedel tried his hand at management in MLS. Nigel French / EMPICS Sport
GK, Brad Friedel: The US legend hung up his gloves in 2015 after a career with Newcastle, Brondby, Galatasaray, the Columbus Crew, Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa and Spurs. He currently works as an agent after being in charge of the US Under-19s and the New England Revolution for some time.
DEF, Milos Veljkovic: He joined Spurs in 2011 from the Basel Academy and made his first team debut against Sunderland. After being on loan at Middlesbrough and Charlton for some time, the Swiss center-back moved to Werder Bremen in 2016 at a discount of GBP 300,000 and will be signed there until 2022.
DEF, Zeki Fryers: After starting his career at Man United (where he played a total of six games), the left-back decided to move to Belgian club Standard Liege. Things didn't go much better and he returned after a year (and seven games) to join Spurs for £ 3.1m in 2012. However, he only made 16 appearances before moving to Crystal Palace in September 2014 for £ 3.4m. Spells followed in Rotherham, Ipswich and Barnsley before moving to League One Swindon for free in 2019. At the age of 28, he made fewer than 150 appearances.
MID, Gylfi Sigurdsson: The attacking Icelandic midfielder is now a key member of Everton's midfield under Carlo Ancelotti. After joining Spurs from Hoffenheim for £ 8m in 2012, he played 83 games from 2012 to 2014 before returning to Swansea and then Everton for £ 40m in 2017. old is still a class.
CENTER, Sandro: The Brazilian defensive midfielder is currently without a club but has a few years left at 32. He left the Brazilian team Goias EC in January and is waiting for his next opportunity. Since joining Spurs in 2011 for £ 9million, he has spent time at QPR, Antalyaspor, Benevento, Genoa, Udinese and Goias. Sandro made 106 appearances for Spurs, but his career took a downturn after a serious knee injury against QPR in 2013.
MID, Nabil Bentaleb: The Algerian midfielder came through the Spurs Academy and played 66 games for £ 17m before joining Schalke in 2017. He was loaned out to Newcastle for six months in 2020 but is still with Schalke now. He served that tenure in the U23s after being dropped on disciplinary grounds, but after a grim campaign that will likely end in relegation, he will leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.
FW, Andros Townsend: The winger is now at the Crystal Palace. He graduated from the Spurs Academy and played 93 first-team games. At the same time, he spent time with nine different clubs on loan before moving to Newcastle for around £ 12million in January 2016. However, it was only a six-month period Palace paid £ 13m to land the England international that summer. He won the Goal of the Season award in 2018-19 for his impressive volleyball performance against Manchester City and works as an expert in the UK.
Manager: Tim Sherwood: Sherwood left Spurs on May 13, 2014, just 37 days after that 5-1 win. He was replaced by Pochettino, who led them to the 2019 Champions League final. After Spurs, Sherwood took over the helm of Aston Villa in February 2015, but was fired just eight months later after a 10-game run without a top division win. He then took a position at Swindon Town as a sports director in November 2018, but left it in June 2019. Today he works as a TV analyst.