Harry Kane: Spurs have everything in place to be one of the top clubs in Europe
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Harry Kane says Tottenham have “everything in place to be one of the top clubs in Europe” and should “aim high” after signing his new contract and committing himself to the Lilywhites until 2022.
Kane put pen to paper on a five and a half-year deal on Thursday and, two days later, he gave the Spurs supporters further reasons to celebrate, scoring twice in a 5-0 home win over Swansea.
“It’s going well,” said the striker. “I was very pleased to sign the deal in the week, and it was important to bounce back from the Chelsea game - winning 5-0 is a great way to do that.
“What are my ambitions at Tottenham? To win trophies - Premier Leagues, Champions Leagues. We’ve got to aim high, we have everything in the right place.
“You see the stadium being built every time we come here, little by little - it’s exciting. We’ve got everything in place to be one of the top clubs in Europe. That’s the aim, that’s my goal and I’m sure it’s the club’s goal too.
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“I’m happy here, I feel the club’s progressing. We’ve got a great manager who I believe in a lot and the players believe in a lot. We’ve got the stadium, the training ground - they’re exciting times and there was no hesitation [on my part].”
Asked if he would like to be a one-club man and end his career at Tottenham, Kane said: “Yes, I’ve said that before.
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“From my point of view, as long as the club’s always progressing and has got a vision and is going forward, then I’d love to do that. At the moment that’s the case so there’s no reason for me to move anywhere else.”
Kane’s attempt to win the Premier League’s golden boot for a second successive season suffered a setback in mid-September when he was stretchered off against Sunderland with an ankle injury and missed the next 10 games.
However, he has quickly got back among the goals after his return, and Saturday’s brace took his tally to six goals in five games since his comeback.
“I feel good. Having that break gave me a chance to rest a few other muscles,” said Kane. “I’m getting up to match fitness after the injury, I’m feeling a bit more fresh.
“Even in the last game against Chelsea I felt good and I felt sharp this weekend so hopefully I can continue that over the next few busy months.
“When you’re injured you’re always thinking about what it’s going to feel like when you’re out there playing again. I did a lot of rehab work and a lot of stuff in the gym to be as ready as possible.
“It’s very pleasing from my point of view to come back from a period out and still be scoring goals. Hopefully I can keep doing that for the rest of the season.”
Tottenham’s comprehensive triumph over Swansea was only their second victory in 11 games in all competitions, but they nonetheless remain well-placed in the Premier League – three points outside the top four and seven off the top.
“We know in the last couple of months we could have done a lot better,” said Kane. “But we’re four points behind second place and we’ve got to use that as a positive over the next couple of months as we’re looking to build on results, get a good run together and hopefully push us up the league so we can start fighting for the title.
“We’ve spoken about these next couple of months being very important. Last year in December and January we really pushed on and put a good string or results together. That’s what we’ve got to do now.
“We’ve definitely got some winnable games coming up, some good games at home that we should definitely win. We’re looking at these next two months to build on this win, hopefully get a few wins in a row and push us up the league.”
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