Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Harry Kane: Tottenham will challenge for Premier League title in new stadium

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Kristopher Love | 07 November, 2018, 14:24

His thoughts did not change after the match, labelling the pitch "s***', but Kane felt it played no role in Spurs" victory.

There was some conjecture about whether it should be ruled an own goal, however, match officials awarded the goal to Kane. We are in a group with Barcelona, Internazionale and Tottenham Hotspur, a harder draw is not imaginable. They welcome PSV to Wembley, and need a victory along with Inter Milan to keep their qualification hopes alive.

The win, Spurs' first of the group stage, leaves them in third place, three points behind Inter Milan, who visit Wembley in three weeks.

The 48-year-old is now part of Pochettino's backroom staff working, with number one Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm and third choice Paulo Gazzaniga.

That gives them a higher win percentage than at any point during Pochettino " s time in charge and a points per game total of 2.18, marginally down on 2016-17's high of 2.26.

Away from domestic action, the club have struggled in the UEFA Champions League and their long-awaited move to a new stadium has been delayed. Here at Wembley next, definitely a winnable game, and that's what we've got to go and do'.

The visiting defense was finally breached when Kane met a lay-off from substitute Fernando Llorente with a left-footed shot into the corner. I think we should be in a different position in the table but that's the reality.

"That was our fourth game in nine days and I am so pleased", the manager added. It was in the end the team fighting and making a fantastic effort.

He and Behich were snapped up by new PSV boss Mark van Bommel after the former Dutch worldwide saw them both in action up close as assistant to his Socceroos World Cup head coach father-in-law Bert van Marwijk. The trio will lead the attack for Mark van Bommel's side on Tuesday.

'You could say we were probably a bit unlucky against Manchester City because of the pitch, so it is what it is. "We knew it before, we were training and I told the guys after one minute of complaining you have to stop and go on with training and then get used to the pitch".

Mauricio Pochettino turned to Erik Lamela for the final half an hour - a decision that was greeted by widespread jeers as Lucas, Tottenham's best outfield player up until that point, made way. "We have been grinding results out here and there all season". We created lots of chances, played well and dominated the game, but we could not score.