Harry Kane issues challenging warning to Tottenham
Harry Kane has a warning for his Tottenham Hotspur team-mates
Harry Kane is predicting a challenging season for Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
The Lilywhites finished in third place in the top-flight table last term after Mauricio Pochettino’s side ended the 2016/17 Premier League season with a four-game winless run.
That hiccup allowed north London rivals Arsenal to hoist themselves above Spurs and finish in second place and maintain their dominance over the White Hart Lane outfit.
Kane managed to score 25 goals in 37 Premier League appearances for Spurs in what was his most fruitful season to date after netting 21 times in the 2014/15 campaign.
However, the Tottenham striker warned his team-mates that this season will prove demanding as the north Londoners prepare to make their return to the Champions League after a three-year absence.
“It’ll be a challenge. We’ll be playing better teams and they’re tougher games so it maybe takes a little bit more out of you but that’s part of it,” Kane told Tottenham’s website.
“If you want to be a top team you have to be able to cope with that and deal with it so we’ll have to manage that throughout the season. The manager is very good at things like that, so we’ve just got to prepare well and see how we get on.
“It’s going to be an exciting season. Some of us haven’t played too much football lately and we’re looking forward to getting started with the game [against Inter Milan] and getting back into the swing of things.”
Pochettino has been linked with a host of different players in the summer transfer window, although the Spurs manager has only completed two deals so far.
The Tottenham boss signed Victor Wanyama in a £25m deal from his former employers Southampton before the Lilywhites signed Eredivisie’s top goal-scorer Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar.