Tottenham captain Harry Kane acknowledged his team’s difficulties in the race to the top 4 when the Premier League returned to play next month.
Before the Premier League retired for Covid-19, Tottenham finished eighth, with 41 points, through 29 matches, seven points behind the top 4. In the second case that the City table is banned from the Champions League, the challenge for Kane and his teammates will be a bit lighter. They just need to compete for the top 5, where Man Utd is holding with 45 points. The direct confrontation with Man Utd in the first round, when the Premier League returned, according to Kane, so “will play a very important role”.
‘Tottenham need to win seven to eight matches to enter the top 4’
“Tottenham must try to get into the top 4. Certainly. And in fact, we will have to win seven or eight of the remaining matches to win tickets to the Champions League,” Kane told the club’s homepage on March 30.
“Winning seven to eight matches is our goal, and the team must ensure the end of the season in the most powerful way if we want to join Tottenham in the Champions League next season,” the captain added.
To achieve the goal, in addition to encouraging the team spirit, Kane also set forth immediate tasks for himself during the preparation of competition again. Accordingly, he will have to try to find a common voice with Steven Bergwijn and Gedson Fernandes – the new rookie duo joining the team in the January transfer window.
“I had to quit because of injury from January 1, so I still haven’t played enough and really connected on the pitch with Steven and Gedson. When you have new teammates who are top players, you’re really I really want to play with them. Now we are all healthy, and the team is confident that the season will end strong”.
Klinsmann: ‘Kane should stay’
Former striker Jurgen Klinsmann believes Tottenham and coach Jose Mourinho will make Harry Kane’s goal of conquering trophies a reality.
“Although I enjoyed staying at Tottenham, I had to switch to Bayern. As I explained, at that time, I ran out of time. I was 31 years old and needed to win a few more titles. But Kane still has a chance with them. “He is working with a great coach and a great team. They all expect him to succeed soon,” Klinsmann told the Sun (UK) on May 29.
Kane has 181 goals in 278 games for Tottenham but is facing a difficult choice. The 26-year-old striker needs to switch to a more potential team to win the titles or stay to help the “Rooster” to end the thirst that lasted from 2008.
Klinsmann advised Kane to trust coach Jose Mourinho. He said: “Mourinho is a special coach. He has his own philosophy and way of doing things. I hope everything goes smoothly and they achieve the success they deserve.”
In the English Premier League, Kane rivals Sergio Aguero and Mohamed Salah. He also has the advantage of youth and the desire of a player who has not won the title. This is what makes Man Utd really want Kane, even though it may cost $ 250 million.
“Kane can win any title, as long as he focuses on it. Kane is an outstanding talent and is entering a more mature phase,” Klinsmann emphasized.
During his time with Tottenham, Klinsmann was a star with 29 goals in 50 matches in the 1994-1995 season. He played the second half of the 1997-1998 season for “Rooster”, scoring nine goals in 18 matches.