Kane recalls, “Half-time locker room after SON injury, it was a battlefield.”
“The senior coach, coach, and senior officer shouted at the players and asked them to wake up.”
Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to beat Marseille 2-1 in the final Group D match of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) in the 2022-2023 season at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France, on the 2nd (Korea Standard Time).
With the victory, Tottenham beat Frankfurt (10 points) with 11 points and confirmed its advance to the round of 16 as the top of the group.
Tottenham, which could have fallen to third place if it lost, dramatically took the top spot thanks to Pierre-Emil Hoyvier’s come-from-behind goal just before the end of the game.
The early stages of the Marseille match were the worst for Tottenham. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Son Heung-min hit his opponent defender Mbemba in the face and was replaced by an injury, and he gave up a goal in extra time in the first half.
Fortunately, Tottenham were able to dramatically secure the top spot in the group as they reversed the game with a come-from-behind goal from Clemence Langley and Pierre Hoivier in the second half.
In an interview after the game, Kane recalled the half-time locker room after Son Heung-min was injured and allowed the first goal. He said the atmosphere in the locker room was very hot.
Kane emphasized, “Christian Scalleni, head coach Jason Mason, and Yoris, the team’s oldest veteran, shouted at the players very strictly and asked them to do it properly.”
“They said in one voice that we should be more aggressive and intense. “We actually did that and we did a good job,” he said confidently.