Harry Kane scored twice in the first ten minutes of his return to Tottenham’s starting lineup, including one just before halftime.
To say the least, the striker has had an interesting summer, having been extensively linked with a move to Manchester City.
But the issue came to an end (for the time being) when Kane confirmed that he would be staying at his club this summer.
Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo gave the 28-year-old his first start of the season against Pacos de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League second leg.
With the early goal, Kane returned the faith invested in him. He had a chance to score in the first minute, but he controlled Bryan Gil’s cut-back from the left after superb work from Harry Winks.
After his blocked effort was given to him by Giovani Lo Celso, the Argentine hammered the ball home courtesy to some sloppy defending from the away side.
After a shock defeat in Portugal last week, Spurs are now 2-1 up on aggregate thanks to Kane’s goals.
Kane has been linked with a move away from Spurs in future transfer windows, but former manager Tim Sherwood believes the player might stay at the club for the rest of his career.
Sherwood told talkSPORT Breakfast, “I thought it was now or never.”
“They [Tottenham] opposed it for me, and it’s wonderful news that they resisted a massive deal from Manchester City, but Harry Kane doesn’t want to leave to go anyplace.
“It wasn’t a financial decision; he wanted to go somewhere where he felt he could win trophies, so he chose Man City.
“At the end of this season, there may not be an option because Haaland, who is 22 years old, will now be available for £70 million on a buy-out, and he is fantastic value for anyone who wants to take him.
“Harry isn’t going to join another football club. I believe he will stay, and he will be the manager for the rest of his career.
“I believe Cristiano Ronaldo will move there, and I believe Erling Haaland will move there for £70 million next season. So, what other options do you think Harry has?
“There will be a longer queue for Harry since he will be a lot cheaper, but he will not simply leave Tottenham,” says the source. He’s not leaving a bad football team; he’s leaving a huge football team. He wants to join another football team that he believes is better equipped to win.
“Now, if they do win a Carabao Cup or, I wouldn’t say the Europa Conference League is the trophy they’re after, but it’s still a trophy and it might help him get over the line.”