Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has revealed that he was fully fit to start the game against Arsenal despite being hooked in the 75th minute for failing to take his chances and affecting the state of the game.
The Gunners went on to win the game 2-0 through goals by Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez but Kane failed to get on the scoresheet despite having scored six goals in the previous five north London derbies.
The Spurs forward withdrew from the England team ahead of their games against Germany and Brazil with a minor knee injury, but was expected to be fit in time for the north London derby. Kane started the game but failed to affect the game like he can with the Gunners defending well to keep the forward at arm's length throughout the length of the game.
The forward admitted that despite being 100% fit for the game, the rush to get back into the eleven had an impact, as he could not get into his groove and discover his natural game. However, he was back for the game against Borussia Dortmund in mid-week and turned around Tottenham's Champions League group game with a goal, which ended a period of 30 days since he last hit the back of the net,
"I was fully fit for Arsenal but it was a rush to get back, shall we say," Kane admitted, as quoted by the Express. "I wanted to get back as soon as I could. I didn't want to miss the derby. I felt good and wanted to play in Dortmund also, and the gaffer gave the opportunity. I like to get into a rhythm of playing and getting minutes.
"Obviously I missed a few games in that time with injury. I went two or three games without scoring but the fact people are mentioning shows the high standards I have set myself. That's fine with me. I want to score in every game. I was disappointed not to score with a couple of chances at Arsenal so to get a half-chance in Dortmund and stick it away was pleasing."