Tottenham’s Harry Kane: Beating Arsenal shows we can challenge

Harry Kane says there is a long way to go in the race for a top-four finish

Harry Kane says victories over Arsenal and Chelsea have proven that Tottenham Hotspur can challenge the top Premier League teams.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have beaten both of their fiercest London rivals at White Hart Lane over the past five weeks in the race for a top-four finish.

And Kane, who was named PFA player of the month for January, says there is still a long way to go in the hunt for a place in next season’s Champions League.

“Beating teams like Arsenal and Chelsea, which we haven’t been doing in recent seasons, shows that we can be up there and challenging these teams,” Kane told Sky Sports News.

“There is still a long way to go, but we’re playing well and looking forward to the next game.”

The England Under-21 international scored a total of five goals against Chelsea, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion in January to keep Spurs in the top-four race.

The 21-year-old, who signed a new five-and-a-half year deal with the north London club earlier in February, admits last month was a brilliant boost for all concerned at White Hart Lane.

“It was a great month for me and a great month for Tottenham as well,” Kane continued.

“I got the two goals against Chelsea which was a great platform for all of us and then managed to finish off with two goals against West Brom as well.”

Tottenham face Chelsea in the League Cup final in early March, but Kane insists Spurs are focusing on February before turning their thoughts to the Wembley showpiece.

“We are still in quite a few competitions. We have the final of the Capital One Cup ahead of us. We’re doing well in the league as well. February is going to be a big month.”

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