Harry Kane has said that this season has been an extremely tough one for everyone at Tottenham, admitting that the defeat to Newcastle United was the worse he has ever felt on the pitch.

There was plenty of optimism surrounding Spurs coming into the season after the Lilywhites had clinched fourth place last season and strengthened their squad significantly on the back of that.

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However, after a decent start, the wheels came off completely, with Antonio Conte becoming the latest big-name coach to be asked to pack his bags.

Kane admitted that this campaign has been extremely difficult to take and that the team have fallen well below the targets they set for themselves.

The striker told Sky Sports: “It’s been tough. Before every season you have targeted as a team and you set out to achieve things, to win things and over the course of the season we’ve had some good moments.

“We’ve had some great results but we just haven’t found that consistency that you need to be at the highest level.

“It’s been difficult for many reasons, there’s been many changes and as a player you try and adapt and you try and cope with those situations but it’s not been easy.

“If we can finish this season in a strong manner and with a bit of positivity it goes a long way into July and pre-season where we can go from there.”

The 6-1 defeat at St James’ Park a little over a week ago is arguably as bad as things have got for Tottenham for well over a decade, with the result leaving the club with little choice but to ask Cristian Stellini and the rest of the coaching staff to leave.

Kane remarked that being 5-0 down after 21 minutes against Newcastle was as bad as he has ever felt on a football pitch.

The 29-year-old said about the loss against the Magpies: “There’s been a lot of ups and downs in my career but it was tough, you know.

“To be 5-0 down 20 minutes into a game is. It’s one of the worst I’ve felt on a pitch in that moment. All you can do is keep fighting and trying to find a way to improve.”

When asked how he tried to lift his teammates on the back of that loss, Kane responded: “When something like that happens there’s not too much you can say.

“Everyone knows they let themselves down at that moment. Ultimately once something like that happens you just need to get back out there and put that stuff to bed.”

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Things had got pretty bleak towards the end of Mourinho’s reign at Spurs and unsurprisingly, 2021 was the last time that Kane pushed to leave the club.

One can argue that things are now even worse at Tottenham, which is why it would not come as a shock if the 29-year-old opts against signing a new contract.

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