Frustrating end to Kane’s fine week

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Harry Kane hailed an unforgettable week after taking his England bow and becoming the youngest captain in the Premier League this season – but he will want to erase the memory of Tottenham’s goalless draw at Burnley.

Kane, 21, was chosen as Spurs captain after a week which has also seen him score on his England debut and make his first start for the national team.

It was a frustrating end to the week for Kane however as Spurs struggled to make an impact against a hard-working Burnley side who earned a precious point in their battle to avoid relegation.

Kane said: “You could say it has been the best week of my life – to score, to make my first start and score for England, and to be captain today. It has been an unbelievable couple of weeks and one I won’t forget for the rest of my career.”

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admitted a top-four place may be beyond his side as they are seven points off fourth-placed Manchester City – who play Crystal Palace on Monday night – with a vastly inferior goal difference.

Pochettino said: “It is difficult but we have seven games, we will try. It is true that it is not easy. This game was a very tough game and we need to try to win the most points possible in the next seven games.

“The way Burnley play it is difficult, because always there is long balls into the box. They are a very aggressive team and run a lot. It is difficult to find space to play.

“We played better in the second half and we made some chances but it was not enough to score. Three weeks ago Manchester City lost here. It is not an excuse but it is a very, very difficult team.”

Pochettino confirmed Kyle Walker, who limped off, has a sprain but said it was “not a big issue”.

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