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‘I’m ready for the NFL!’ Kane puts his hand up for a career change after THAT pen

Date Posted,December 28, 2016

Harry Kane put his hand up for a career change after seeing the funny side of his spectacularly awful penalty miss against Southampton.

The Spurs striker took one of the worst spot kicks of all time as he took a divot out of the ground so huge it moved the ball.

His strike was more like a rugby conversion as he hit Row Z at St Mary’s, but the American Football fans reckons he could use the mishap to his advantage.

“If there’s any NFL teams looking for a kicker in the future, have a look at my game tonight!” he tweeted after the match.

Kane’s penalty went high over the bar (Photo: Reuters)
Harry Kane reacts after missing a penalty
Kane was staring at the divot that was created (Photo: Reuters)

Kane, who had scored six minutes earlier to put Spurs 2-1 up, saw the ball hop up in front of his foot after a new patch of grass gave way underneath him.

The huge divot – caused by the weight of Kane’s standing leg – forced the turf up into the air and subsequently the ball hopped up with it.

He told Sky Sports: “The ground gave way under me for the penalty, I had seen before the game that there was a new square of turf and it just gave way.”

Harry Kane reacts after missing a penalty
He could not believe the way that the ball moved (Photo: Reuters)

His boss Mauricio Pochettino also leaped to his defence: “It was an accident. He put his left foot close to the ball, the ball went up and it was unbelievable the situation. The important thing is it didn’t affect the result.”

Thankfully for Kane, it did not affect the outcome.

Spurs romped to a 4-1 victory. But it did not stop the watching public from laughing at the botched spot kick.

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