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Harry Kane pinpoints one area Spurs must improve on to end trophy drought

first_imgHarry Kane pinpoints one area Spurs must improve on to end trophy drought Oliver Young-MylesMonday 4 Mar 2019 10:03 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link68Shares Hugo Lloris’ last-minute penalty save ensured that Spurs earned a point against Arsenal (Getty Images)Kane admitted that if Spurs are to hold on to a top-four place, they will have to step things up from now until the end of the season, saying: ‘The thing for us now, kind of like this week, when the pressure is on and we need to step up, we need to find a way to get it done.‘We haven’t done that in recent years, we haven’t done that this week and that will be the difference. That is the turning point that we need to try and achieve.’Following the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino claimed that it could take the club ‘five or ten years’ to be in a position to properly challenge for the Premier League title. Advertisement Harry Kane has urged Spurs to step up if they are to end their trophy drought (Getty Images)Harry Kane believes that Spurs have to cope better when the pressure is on them following a disappointing week that has seen the club slip out of Premier League title contention.Spurs managed to avoid extending their losing streak in the league to three games on Saturday by drawing 1-1 with Arsenal at Wembley although they had Hugo Lloris to thank for making a 90th-minute penalty save to deny Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a winning goal.Kane fared better from the spot, converting with 20 minutes remaining after he himself had been fouled by Shkodran Mustafi to cancel out Aaron Ramsey’s first-half opener.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough Spurs held on for a point, their recent run of results means that they have been cut adrift from Manchester City and Liverpool and instead been dragged into the top-four battle alongside Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.center_img Mauricio Pochettino has questioned the mentality of his players over the past week (Getty Images)Addressing his manager’s comments, Kane said: ‘I don’t think it’s far away but I think what the gaffer was saying was it’s not a guarantee that if you improve you are still going to win things.‘Every team is improving, every team is strengthening, every team is getting better year-by-year so it’s important for us that we don’t fall behind that.‘We have got to a stage in the last four or five years where we have maybe done more than we expected as a club but it means that we have to do even more to reach that stage.‘Whether it’s five years or not I can’t say, but I hope it’s sooner than that.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpurs have endured an inconsistent run of form since the turn of the year, crashing out of both domestic cup competitions in the space of a few days last month before dropping points to Burnley, Chelsea and Arsenal this week.It hasn’t all been bad news for the club, though, as they did manage a 3-0 Champions League last-16 first leg win over Borussia Dortmund three weeks ago that puts them in a strong position to reach the last-eight ahead of the return leg in Germany on Tuesday.AdvertisementAdvertisementKane’s strike against Arsenal on Saturday was his ninth against them in ten appearances and took him to 16 for the season in the Premier League, just two shy of top-scorer Sergio Aguero’s tally.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Commentlast_img

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