Harry Kane admitted after Tottenham’s hard-fought win against Burnley last night that he believes the squad can achieve something special this season.
The Premier League campaign is looking to be an open race this time out as opposed to the two-team battle it has been for the past two years between Manchester City and Liverpool.
City have looked quite shaky at the start of the season, while losing Virgil van Dijk for several months has come as a huge blow to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
There have been some suggestions that the Lilywhites could be dark horses to challenge for the title this season, although their capitulation against West Ham last Sunday made some question whether they are good enough defensively to mount a challenge.
The Lilywhites answered some of their critics yesterday as they put in an excellent defensive display to register their first clean sheet of the Premier League campaign.
Kane, who set up Son Heung-min’s goal, which proved the difference between the two sides, told BBC Sport after the game: “We know with the team we have got and the players we have got we can do something special.
“It’s still early on [to talk about a title challenge]. We need to take each game as it comes. I know it’s a cliche but we still have a lot to learn and build on but I think nights like this will give us a lot of confidence.
“These are the games you need three points if you are going to be up there at the end of the season.”
Spurs Web Opinion
A lot of the criticism levelled at our defending this season has been unfair. It is clear that our defending in open play has improved considerably from last season. It was balls into the box that we were having problems with and we proved yesterday that we certainly have the personnel to cope with this. The way we were first to almost every second ball was brilliant to watch and represented a marked improvement from last season.
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