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Kane targets England squad as Lamela is lauded

Harry Kane was beaming after his first hat-trick for Tottenham Hotspur FC, hailed Erik Lamela for his spectacular 'rabona' strike but admits he may never go in goal again.

Harry Kane enjoys one of his three goals against Asteras
Harry Kane enjoys one of his three goals against Asteras ©Getty Images

Harry Kane delighted with first senior hat-trick in Spurs' 5-1 win
Kane hoping for England call-up and relishing Under-21 finals next summer
Khalifa Sankaré insists Asteras will be a different proposition in the return
Jan Vertonghen describes Erik Lamela's goal as the best he has ever seen
Next games: Asteras v Tottenham (6 November)

Harry Kane, Tottenham striker
It was great to get my first professional hat-trick and for Spurs as well. As regards to stepping in goal [after Hugo Lloris was sent off] it was one to forget with letting in that goal but it was a fun night. I got the goal early on and felt there were more goals there. Every striker has to get themselves in the right place at the right time and I was able to do that today with the rebound and the header from Federico Fazio's cross.

My aim is to get into the senior England squad but I've got to just keep concentrating on my club football and do well every time I get the chance. Andros Townsend got his chance, was playing well and got his reward. It's great to see him get that trust and hopefully if I keep doing what I'm doing that might happen in the future. Under-21 international football is important and we've done well and are looking forward to the championship. As a striker you want to get your goals on any stage.

Erik's goal was unbelievable technique. For him to pull that off, or even to try that, on the big stage and for it to come off is amazing. Both of his goals were top finishes. I probably wouldn't even try it just like I will leave goalkeeping to Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm. It was a great finish and I'm happy for him.

I fancied myself in goal. I think I'm all right in goal but obviously not. Hugo obviously makes it look easier than it is. I don't think anyone else wanted to go in but I think someone will have to step up next time. I was hoping the free-kick would hit the wall and I probably should have kicked it away. I felt bad for the defenders who played well all night and Hugo, who was brilliant, but it happened and it's something I'll have to live with for the rest of my life. I got hold of the match ball at the end – safe hands on that one!

Khalifa Sankaré, Asteras defender 
In the first half they had two shots and scored two goals. That's why you have to be careful. When you play a team like this you have to concentrate and don't give them a chance to score. When they come to Tripolis we have to win. We know they are a very good team but Tripolis is our home and nobody comes there to beat us. We will try to go through to the next stage but we have to be at our best because we know it will be difficult.

It was a night to remember for Erik Lamela
It was a night to remember for Erik Lamela©AFP/Getty Images

Jan Vertonghen, Tottenham defender
Erik's goal was the best I have seen live or on television, without a doubt, 100%. I still can't believe it and will watch it lots of times over. You score a goal like that once in your life and I'm happy for him that it was in a game like this at White Hart Lane. He will have sweet dreams tonight.

He had a difficult year last year because he was injured and he wanted to show what he could do so this is good for his confidence. This year he has been fit and shown what he is capable of. This goal is a big one for him and I hope he can continue like he has for the last couple of weeks. He's a top player and still young and he can be a very big player for us.

We didn't know them that well but we did see some videos. They looked like a good side and played very well for the first 15 minutes. Once we scored the goal it was a bit easier for us but they were still a difficult team to play against. Greece is always a difficult place to go. I've played there with Spurs against Panathinaikos and they will be a different team at home.

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