Kane takes positives from enforced lay off

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Dom Le Roy

According to ESPN Harry Kane has taken the positives out of his enforced rest and he believes it can help him to finish this season just as strongly as the last one as he aims to help us secure a top-four spot in the Premier League, win the FA Cup and chase down Liverpool’s Mo Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.

He injured ankle ligaments only last month but because of the FA Cup and international break he only missed one Premier League game before returning as a substitute during Sunday’s 3-1 victory at Chelsea.

He now hopes history will continue to repeat itself when it comes to his goal tally during the run-in.

“Whenever something bad happens in football or life, you have to find the positives,”:Kane said. “For me, it was a chance to get a couple of weeks’ break, refresh the other muscles, and get ready for the business end of the season. That’s how I looked at it.

He added: “It could be [that it helps me again]. The injury was pretty much exactly the same time as last year, funnily enough. I was feeling strong [after the injury] last year and that’s what I’ll try [to] do this year.Whenever I get injured I prepare right and make sure I do everything I can to get the swelling down and get back on the pitch. I do the right things off the pitch, and I think that’s a big help.

Kane went on to say: “I didn’t know how quickly I would be back but I went away with one of the physios, did some rehab, and I knew last week it was looking good and I would be able to step it up. Thankfully, I was ready for the game.”

Kane was one of several squad players who not been born when We secured our previous league victory at Stamford Bridge back in in February 1990, but he was able to play his part on Sunday.

“It’s a massive win,” he said. “We haven’t won here in a while and I’ve been a part of that, so it was nice to change that history. It was a really exciting game.We played well, especially in the second half, and it’s an amazing feeling. It’s great for the fans to come away from this stadium with a win.”

That victory was also only the second time under Mauricio Pochettino that we have won away against a top-six side after 20 such duels and more importantly the win took us eight points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea with seven games remaining as we close in on a third successive top-four finish.

“The top six now are so good, and when you’re away from home you’ve got to find big results,”:Kane said. “This was a big game, because if they win they get right back into the top-four hunt. But we stayed strong, and we deserved the win. Now we’re in a comfortable position, we’ve got to go on and finish well.

He added: “It’s important we maintain [Champions League involvement]. We don’t just want to be a team that gets there for one or two years and then falls off.
“We deserve to be there. We showed this year in the Champions League that we can compete with the best. Obviously, it was disappointing to go out [against Juventus], but we had some great results, so we want to be there again next year”

Kane is also gunning for a third consecutive Golden Boot, however Liverpool’s Mo Salah has taken full advantage of the Harry’s brief absence, scoring five goals in his last two matches and moving five goals ahead.

“Salah’s done fantastically well. He’s a great, great player,”:Kane said. “It’s competition. I had the same last year. He’s obviously got a bit of a head start now and we’ll see what happens.”

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