Harry Kane has pointed to the importance of him playing in the Champions League as Tottenham unleashed a late attempt to break the Premier League top four.
The England captain attempted to leave Spurs last summer to win trophies and play at the highest level after the club’s alarming slide and, after another titleless season, difficult Kane. could settle down for another year in Europe’s second or third tier leagues.
If Tottenham can qualify for the Champions League – their cause helped by Monday’s 5-0 thrashing of Everton – and they can keep Antonio Conte happy, they can keep the content too. his star striker.
Kane, who scored twice in the defeat to Everton, spoke at length about how he enjoys working under Conte and urged his side to “take responsibility” and return to “where we were.” think the club should stay.”
He said: “The manager is a great coach, I have said that so many times.
“I really enjoyed working with him, so our players have to take that responsibility. A lot of us want to play in the Champions League.
“We haven’t played there in a couple of years but that’s where we think the club should be.
“So there’s a lot of hard work to go. It’s not just a result because we’ve had good results like this, this season already.
“It’s about putting together four, five results in a row. Obviously we have another tough game on Saturday (at Manchester United).
“If we want to move forward as a team, that is a responsibility and we cannot hide from it.
“Obviously there are 12 games left now so there’s still a lot of room to earn points and it just needs to be more consistent. That’s what we have to try to do until the end of the season. ”
Spurs’ chances will be boosted if Kane can continue his recent form as he produced another dazzling two-goal display.
After a slow start to the season, brought on by his summer transfer saga, Kane is creating the form that has seen him win the Golden Shoe and Playmaker awards last year.
His two goals against Everton have put him above Thierry Henry on the Premier League’s all-time scorers list with 176 and the end of the season could see him overtake Frank Lampard and Sergio Aguero to reach the top 4.
Worrying for Premier League defenders, Kane says he has more to offer.
Anytime #PL scorer:
260 – Alan Shearer
208 – Wayne Rooney
187 – Andrew Cole
184 – Sergio Aguero
177 – Frank Lampard
176 – HARRY KANE
175 – Thierry Henry pic.twitter.com/HW0a24LMiw
– Premier League (@premierleague) March 7, 2022
“I feel like I’m in a great place. Now that I’m 28, I feel physically I’m in a really good place,” he said.
“I feel that my spirit, understanding of the game and my awareness on the pitch are at a really high level due to only accumulating experience over many years.
“Antonio definitely gave me more strings to my bow. I’m always the one trying to improve. When I’m 35, 36, I’ll still try to improve.
I feel more and more people coming and I’m glad for itHarry Kane
“That was just my opinion. But sure, I’m in a good place. It’s great to score goals, win games, help the team.
“Overall, it’s been hard work, keeping my head down.
“There are always things I can improve on, whether it’s finishing, holding the game, passing the ball – and that’s what I will continue to do. But for sure, I feel more and more events are coming and I’m excited for that.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/harry-kane-outlines-importance-of-champions-league-in-tottenhams-top-four-bid-41423036.html Harry Kane outlines importance of Champions League in Tottenham’s top four campaign