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‘There’s no excuses… as a team we need to do better’: Harry Kane insists Tottenham must end trophy drought this season… as striker reveals he is yet to watch back ‘tough’ Champions League final defeat to Liverpool

  • Harry Kane says he has no desire to watch back the Champions League final
  • It is a defeat that the Tottenham striker believes he may never ‘fully get over’ 
  • The England striker feels the club have ‘no excuses’ not to win a trophy this year
  • Mauricio Pochettino is yet to bring silverware during his five years at the club 

Harry Kane has admitted he is yet to see a re-run of the Champions League final – and vowed Spurs have ‘no excuses’ not to pick up silverware this season. 

The Tottenham and England man, who came back from injury but could not prevent his side from losing to Liverpool in June, has no interest in experiencing the heartbreak again. 

‘I haven’t watched it,’ he said. ‘I don’t want to. When you could have done better, could have done more it’s a hard one…it’s probably one of the biggest games we’ll ever play in our careers and to let it slide by is always a tough one to take.’ 

Harry Kane believes Tottenham have no more excuses as he urges them to end trophy drought

The striker has not watched back Champions League final loss to Liverpool as it is too difficult

The striker has not watched back Champions League final loss to Liverpool as it is too difficult

Some questioned whether Spurs made the right call by starting Kane in Madrid, given he had not played since sustaining an ankle ligament injury in April. 

Speaking for the first time since that 2-0 defeat, the striker was relaxed about any criticism. 

‘I think everyone has an opinion, so it is what it is,’ he said. ‘The gaffer made a decision on what he thought was the best for the team and it obviously didn’t work out in our favour. 

‘But as a team we all look at each other and we always win and lose together, and unfortunately that one didn’t go our way.’ Kane did however, see the positives. ‘You have to move on,’ he said from Spurs pre-season trip in Singapore. 

‘Those type of losses always stay with you for a while, I don’t think you ever fully get over them. I’ve been involved in a few in my career, but it makes you stronger, it makes you more determined, it builds the fire in the belly to get back there and, when we do hopefully get back there, prove a point. 

‘We’ve had the summer to reflect and move on, and I think before every season you’re more excited about the season ahead that looking in the past.’ 

Spurs are famously without a trophy under manager Mauricio Pochettino. Criticism is harsh, given the spending of their rivals and the fact that they have had to pay for a new stadium, which opened late last season. For Kane, however, there are now no barriers in the way. 

‘We go into every season trying to win,’ he said. ‘We haven’t done so yet. It’s down go us, there’s no excuses, there’s nothing we can say. As a team we need to do better in the big games and when we get opportunities, like we did last year, we have to take then. 

‘It starts now, the hard work, determination and focus for a big season and hopefully we can win that trophy.’ 

With the stadium now open Kane, 25, is hopeful that this could be the start of a new era for the club. 

‘We’ve built over the last five years or so and built to this moment,’ he said. 

‘The gaffer has spoken before about being ahead of schedule. The aim five years ago was to be playing Champions League football in the new stadium and of course we went a lot further than a lot of people expected and possibly what we expected. 

‘But we’re there now, in our stadium, played a few games there, everything is now in place to now build and progress. 

‘That’s down to us, there’s no excuses, and for me I’m just excited to get going again and try and have a great season.’ 


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