Harry Kane aims dig at West Ham style of play
By Danny Wright
Harry Kane has aimed a dig at West Ham by suggesting they do not play the same exciting brand of football that Tottenham do.
Spurs will no longer play at their historic home at White Hart Lane ahead of a move into their new 61,000-seater facility and many have suggested that they will struggle to adapt, much like the Hammers have with the London Stadium.
Slaven Bilic’s men have one of the worst home records in the Premier League after winning just seven of their 19 games at the old Olympic Stadium following their Upton Park farewell last season.
Kane doesn’t think that is likely to happen with Tottenham though, by suggesting that their superior style of football is the key difference between the two London rivals.
“I think the way we play a different style to West Ham,” said the England international, as quoted by the Independent. “When we’re out there, we’re going to try and play exciting football, press high like we do here and that should get the crowd on their feet.
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“The crowd have always been good, even in the Champions League when we played at Wembley the crowd were fantastic. It was just our performances on them days weren’t great. I am not too worried, I don’t think the players are too worried.”
Mauricio Pochettino’s side struggled at Wembley this season, which played host to all of Tottenham’s home European fixtures.
They won just once there in the Champions League against CSKA Moscow which saw them demoted to the Europa League, in which they failed to beat Belgian club Gent.
West Ham delivered a massive blow in Spurs’ hopes of winning a maiden Premier League title with a 1-0 win at the London Stadium last week, which set Chelsea on their way to the championship with back-to-back wins over Middlesbrough and West Brom.
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