Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane has stressed to Sky Sports the importance of his loan spell at Millwall in 2012 ahead of their fixture at the weekend.

Alongside teammate Ryan Mason, the striker joined Millwall in the January transfer window for the remainder of the season five years ago as a vastly inexperienced youngster. Kane arrived at The Den with a loan spell at Leyton Orient being his only professional league experience but managed to impress during his time at the Lions.

Kane gained valuable game-time and accumulated 27 appearances as Millwall finished 16th in the Championship. The loanee scored nine goals including an important first-half strike against Leicester City in a 2-1 win.

Now an England international, Kane was recalled his time under Kenny Jackett and shared his memories,

“It was a big part of my development. I had a great time at Millwall, I enjoyed my loan spell there,

“I was 18 at the time playing in the Championship, we were in a relegation battle and it really turned me into a man.

“Playing in difficult, high-pressure games and I managed to come out of it positively. It will be interesting to play them again.”

The 23-year-old has took the experience to become of one the best players in the Premier League. The Tottenham star has 17 caps for his country and won last year’s Golden Boot.

Harry Kane’s Spurs entertain Millwall in Sunday’s FA Cup clash and the visitors are undefeated in their last 17 games, meaning Kane’s former team will be full of confidence at White Hart Lane.

The East London-born striker has bagged 24 goals this term.

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