By Joe Nelson
Harry Kane is adamant that Tottenham’s minimalist transfer policy will bear fruit this season as Mauricio Pochettino has kept the core of last season’s title challengers together.
Spurs got their first three points of the season last weekend, as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at White Hart Lane, thanks to a late Victor Yanyama goal.
The midfielder is just one of new senior signings to arrive, along with striker Vincent Janssen.
But Kane, who failed to find the net for the second game running, insists that his side’s core and strong bond will suit them well this season, while other title contenders make wholesale changes.
The England striker told Sky Sports: “We have got a great team. The manager has brought a couple of new signings in. We have got a great team bond.
“We went through a lot last year, both highs and lows, so we have got that experience together. The gaffer has created a family atmosphere, a brotherhood between the players.
“Teams that buy a lot of players feel like they need to change something. The manager has felt we did not need to change too much.
“We have got a great core. Let the talk be about everyone else, like it was last season, and we will just keep doing what we are doing.”
Spurs’ slow start and finish cost them dearly in last season’s title hunt, as they slumped to a final day third-placed finished, after looking guaranteed to finally pip their North London rivals Arsenal to a higher-placed finish.
However, there have been no signs of a hangover so far, as Pochettino’s men have gained four points from the opening two games, as they seek to set the pace in the Premier League.
“We said before the game that we do not want to fall too far behind the leaders already,” Kane added.
“There are some top teams in the Premier League this season and we have got to try and stay up the top. Last season I do not think we won for the first four games and we wanted to put that right.”
Kane also spoke about the partnership forming between himself and Spurs new boy Janssen, as they were partnered together in attack for the first time in that 1-0 win over Alan Pardew’s men.
“I thought we played well together. He likes to hold it up and bring others into play,” Kane told Sky Sports.
“We created a lot of chances and on another day I think we both could have scored a couple of goals. If the manager wants us to play together throughout the season then we are more than capable of doing that. We will create a lot of chances and score a lot of goals.”
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