Harry Kane has urged Tottenham not to get carried away in the hunt for a place in next season’s Champions League after securing a crucial win over Arsenal in the north London derby.
Spurs reduced the gap to the fourth-placed Gunners to just one point with an emphatic 3-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to give their hopes of qualification a boost with two games remaining.
England captain Kane got proceedings underway from the spot after Heung-min Son was fouled by Cedric Soares, before adding his second with a header from a Rodrigo Bentancur flick-on.
Rob Holding was sent off between both Tottenham goals, but any chance of an Arsenal comeback was put out of reach when Son fired in a third moments into the second half.
Kane, who increased his tally against Arsenal to 13 goals in the encounter, felt Spurs delivered a professional performance and will now shift their focus onto welcoming Burnley into N17 this Sunday.
He told Sky Sports: ‘“I’m proud of the boys. If they won they would have secured the Champions League so there was pressure on us in front of our home fans but we delivered well. We started on the front foot, created the chances and controlled it in the second half.
“Whenever you win a derby it’s always nice. Two more games to go. We need to focus on them now but it was a special night here.
On whether the atmosphere at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was the best yet, he added: “I think so. You could feel the anticipation building up to the game and we knew we had to deliver.
“We still have two games to go and we have put the pressure on them. We have to focus on ourselves. We play early on Sunday so we need to get a result and see what happens.
“We can only control our games. We did our job tonight. We won’t get ahead of ourselves. Tonight was special but our ultimate goal is to get fourth place and we still have work to do.”
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Kane continued his fine scoring form in the derby and his goals were crucial in helping to power Tottenham to a vital three points in the top four race.
The players need to use this result as a springboard heading into the final two games, and they should take confidence ahead of Burnley this weekend.
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