Kane pleased to see Tottenham triumph with hard work
PUBLISHED: 11:00 25 September 2018
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The Spurs forward reflected on the 2-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion and the focus on his form
Harry Kane was happy to see Tottenham Hotspur show no signs of tiredness or fatigue during Saturday’s much-needed victory at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League.
The Lilywhites entered the match at the Amex Stadium following three consecutive 2-1 defeats – at Watford, home to Liverpool and away to Inter Milan.
It had increased the scrutiny on Spurs and Kane in particular, but both responded with a strong showing against the Seagulls.
Speaking after the 2-1 victory, the 25-year-old revealed no player summit took place after the recent losses, he said: “We all talk around the training ground, but there was not an official meeting.
“We are in a tough spell, but that is football. The only way to get through that is to work harder - whether that is on the training pitch or during games.
“It was important as a team that we were all better and all had more energy. A lot of us played in the World Cup and a lot of people have been talking about that, but we all feel fit and sharp. It was important we proved that.
“A lot of people speak about tiredness and fatigue, but we all feel fine. We all feel good. We were all pressing and this is when we are at our best.”
Much has been written and said about Tottenham’s form in September and Kane’s own performances have filled many column inches.
The England captain has insisted he is fine with the extra attention and knows the life of a forward can be a bumpy ride.
When goals are flying in, strikers can do no wrong, but miss a couple of chances and it is a disaster.
Kane added: “I would 100 per cent rather have the focus than not have it. I have scored three goals this season which is not terrible.
“Obviously when you set standards in other seasons and other games, people will talk if you do not reach them and I am the first to analyse my game and see what I could do better. Of course I feel I could have done better in most games this season.
“Brighton was probably the first game I was truly happy with my all-round performance.
“I felt good.
“As a striker you are going to be under the microscope more than everyone else. That is the life of the striker.
“You will get chances, miss chances, and feel you can hold it up better. All you can do is look forward and try and improve. As a striker, you go through good spells and bad spells. The most important thing for me is to work hard for the team - to do a good shift.”
Additional reporting by Press Association Sport.