"As a striker you always want to score and when I saw the referee gave a penalty I took the ball and put it in", he told Spurs TV.
Kane scored 25 goals in the Premier League last term and having netted two already this season was on course to repeat, or better, that goal tally by the end of the campaign before injury struck. We'll come up against this a lot this season - teams will be more defensive so we have to be cute and try to break them down.
With Tottenham about to face Leicester City, do Spurs need to change their approach if they are to score in open play?
Tottenham Hotspur pair Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld could be fit for Wednesday's Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen or the upcoming north London derby, according to Mauricio Pochettino.
"Nobody owns a place on the team", Pochettino said in his pre-match press conference on Friday, when asked if Alderweireld would walk back into the team when he is fit.
Defending champions Leicester have struggled in the Premier League this season, but they moved up to 12th in the table last week after a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace.
It is the fifth time in 10 top-flight matches that unbeaten Spurs have been held, and they have not won since overcoming Manchester City on October 2.
Both his goals have come in that competition and from the penalty spot. "It's true we are fighting and it's hard to win games recently, but the team showed it is strong enough".
Kane's return, while earlier than initially anticipated, still can not come soon enough. It was tough for us at the start of the game because they pushed us a lot.
The title race looks set to be closer than ever this term, with just one point separating the top five sides - a group that includes fifth-placed Tottenham, and Pochettino said: "At the moment, so far, we expect that". Because we kill them when they are injured.
"The reality is we need to be more clinical and score more".