Tottenham Hotspur finished last season in fourth place in the Premier League table having narrowly avoided the embarrassment of finishing below Arsenal.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side found themselves a massive 26 points behind eventual champions Manchester City and 25 worse off than Liverpool in second place.
Spurs had kept the pace with the top two until around January, but spectacularly fell behind the frontrunners after a spell of bad form.
Harry Kane believes that this season Spurs are well equipped to bridge the gap between City and Liverpool following the investment in the squad during the summer transfer window.
Club record signing Tanguy Ndombele pulled Spurs level against Aston Villa on Saturday evening with an impressive finish from outside of the penalty area.
New signings Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso are yet to feature but Kane believes that the competition for places within Pochettino’s side is exactly what is needed to propel them to challenge for silverware.
Kane told the Evening Standard: “We kept with them for a while last year but they blew ahead after January,”
“We have to make sure we get off to a good start. Liverpool set the standard on Friday night and City on Saturday afternoon, so it’s important that we stay in touch as long as we can.
“We have full belief that we can go all the way but there’s a long road ahead. That’s why we buy players: to strengthen the squad and have more competition for places. That’s what we’ve got.
“We’ve got a good, hungry squad. Everyone’s fit and ready to go. The players that came on have to try to make an impact and they did. It’s important for us if we’re going to have a good season. Of course it’s just the start now but throughout the winter time when loads of games are popping up we need everyone to contribute as much as possible.
“I think it’s definitely going to help us when we start getting into the thick of it, with games midweek. I haven’t really had a chance to see Ryan and Gio train yet but I obviously look forward to that next week, settling them in and I’m sure they’ll want to come and make a big impact as well. Everyone here is trying to move in the right direction and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
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