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What was Harry Kane doing the last time Spurs played Real Madrid?

The last time Spurs played Real Madrid Harry Kane was on the bench for Leyton Orient. What a difference six years make

Six years is a long time in football.

On 5 April 2011 Spurs travelled to the Bernabeu to take on Real Madrid with a back four of Benoit Assou-Ekotto, William Gallas, Michael Dawson and Vedran Corluka.

Lo and behold Spurs were no match for Cristiano Ronaldo and co, who ran out 4-0 winners on the night to knock Harry Redknapp’s merry men out of Europe.


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Oh no Crouchy, what have you done

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Oh no Crouchy, what have you done

But 1,069 miles away at Leyton Orient’s Brisbane Road Spurs’ future was taking shape.

Not that you would have known it on the night.

Five minutes from the end of Orient’s 2-0 win against Plymouth a lanky 17-year-old came off the bench.

His name? Harry Edward Kane.

Six years later…

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Six years later…

By the time Kane got off the bench Spurs were already out of the picture in Spain.

But Kane wasn’t the only future Premier League player on show that night.

Bournemouth full-back Charlie Daniels started for Orient, playing against Plymouth winger Yannick Bolasie, now of Everton.

Tom Carroll, who was sold by Spurs to Swansea in January, didn’t even make it off Orient’s bench.

‘Honestly mate, you’ll be a star one day’

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‘Honestly mate, you’ll be a star one day’

We’re still getting over the fact Emmanuel Adebayor started up front for Madrid against Spurs, and scored twice.

He’ll be in the Istanbul Basaksehir side to take on Hoffenheim in the Europa League on Thursday.

What a difference six years make.


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