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Kane: We just had to get over the line against Cardiff

PUBLISHED: 22:30 07 October 2018

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane (left) and Cardiff City's Joe Bennett battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Wembley Stadium (pic: Simon Galloway/PA Images).

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane (left) and Cardiff City's Joe Bennett battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Wembley Stadium (pic: Simon Galloway/PA Images).

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The Spurs forward discussed the victory over the struggling Bluebirds and how the team are happy to go under the radar

Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane conceded Saturday’s 1-0 win over Cardiff City in the Premier League was far from pretty, but insisted the three points was all that mattered heading into the international break.

An early goal from Eric Dier gave Spurs control of the score at Wembley Stadium, but they struggled to exert their dominance of the ball into chances.

Kane fired a couple of efforts off target and Lucas Moura had a shot cleared off the line, but while Mauricio Pochettino’s team secured a third consecutive league win, it was an underwhelming display against Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds.

“We 100 per cent just needed to get back to winning ways. Cardiff are a tough team, they are physical and it was a rainy day,” Kane explained.

“The pitch was obviously not as good as it normally is here, so it was one of those games where we just had to get over the line and we’ve done that.

“It was a great clean sheet, we got the goal early and we’d have liked to have scored a couple more, but it doesn’t always go that way. The three points are all that matters.”

The result puts Spurs in an encouraging position after eight games and not too far off the title chasing sides.

When the England forward was asked about Tottenham’s ambitions for the 2018/19 Premier League season, he admitted they are happy to go under the radar like usual.

Kane added: “I think we are in a good spot. Obviously we went through that spell where everyone thought it was the end of the world, but we’ve come out the other side and we’ve done alright.

“We are not far off the top. It’s like most seasons, we just stay calm and stay under the radar.

“Everyone talks about everyone else and we’ll see if we can go on a good run from now until Christmas and we’ll see where that puts us.”

Spurs forward Kane will now link up with England and prepare for UEFA Nations League Group A4 fixtures against Croatia (October 12) and Spain (October 15).

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