‘We can obviously improve’ – Harry Kane gives his analysis of win over Newcastle

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Harry Kane has said that Tottenham can take confidence from the way they controlled the game against Newcastle United on Sunday and called on his teammates to build on the performance over the coming weeks.

Kane would have been delighted to finally open his account in the Premier League this season with his lovely dinked finish over Karl Darlow.

The 28-year-old looked back to his best on Sunday as he held the ball up well and combined excellently with the likes of Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min and Tanguy Ndombele.

However, the game was overshadowed by a scary off-field incident, with a fan suffering a cardiac arrest at St James Park.

The game was temporarily halted as the fan received treatment and was only resumed only after it was confirmed that he was stable. He is now reported to be “doing well”.

Kane admitted that the incident was horrible to witness and started the interview by wishing the fan the best.

The striker said (Tottenham’s official website): “First and foremost, we want to send our biggest wishes to the fan in the stand. We hear he’s stable now.

“It was horrible to see, horrible to witness, thankfully the medical staff, the fans and players reacted really quickly. It wasn’t nice, we just hope he recovers well, and we wish him all the best.”

Speaking about the game, the Spurs striker admitted that St James’ Park was rocking at the start and that he was pleased with the way he and his teammates took control of the game.

Kane said: “They came out the blocks, scored early and the crowd was rocking. But we didn’t panic and kept the ball. That was most important, keeping possession, making sure we moved the ball, keeping the crowd as quiet as possible. We knew the spaces would then be there to open them up.

“I thought we controlled the game really well, stayed composed, kept possession, created chances and took a couple, and then after the restart, scored another just before half-time. In that first half, we were clinical and took our chances.

“In the second half we controlled the game and there were opportunities there… the final ball, the final pass to be better and we might have got the fourth or the fifth.

“You know in the Premier League, just one chance to the other team, they score, and stoppage time is a bit nerve-wracking than it needed to be.

“Overall, though, a great away win for us and hopefully we can take it forward from here. We can obviously improve but that’s two good wins on the bounce now in the Premier League and hopefully, we can have another next weekend.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Even though we did not score after the interval and ended up conceding a bizarre own-goal late on, I was left extremely impressed with our second-half performance.

We kept the ball really well and constantly made smart decisions in possession. A midfield of Skipp, Hojbjerg and Ndombele looks very well balanced.

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