Harry Kane: Tottenham must follow example of Euro giants
By Matt Farr
Harry Kane believes Tottenham must draw inspiration from Barcelona’s Champions League heroics for their own title ambitions.
Barcelona overturned a 4-0 first leg deficit to beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-5 on aggregate to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals earlier this month, leaving the football world stunned.
And the Tottenham goalscorer believes his side must follow the Spanish side’s example and produce their own inspired comeback to catch Chelsea in the Premier League title race.
Spurs are currently in second place, ten points behind the league leaders with 11 games remaining this season, and Kane insists the title race is far from over.
When asked if they were still in the title race, he told the Daily Star: “I think so yes, like you saw in the Barcelona game against PSG where they brought it back by scoring six goals, anything is possible in football.
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“We have to just keep believing, we’ve got a team who does believe so we’ll just have to see what happens.
“We’re in a good position at the moment. Obviously we’re second in the table but quite a few points behind Chelsea so we’ve just got to take each game as it comes and try and win.”
Tottenham, who have suffered just three league defeats this season, have a run of games on the horizon that will favour their pursuit of the league title.
After their meeting with Southampton on Sunday, they face back-to-back matches against four teams in the bottom half of the table.
They must also go up against top four rivals Arsenal and Manchester United, as well as Chelsea, but they have been growing as a team and in confidence over the past couple of months, and will fancy themselves.
Kane, however, is not likely to play a significant role in Tottenham’s title pursuit, at least for the next couple of matches.
The 23-year-old is expected to miss the next five matches with an ankle injury, bringing to an end a superb run of form in front of goal.
In other Tottenham news, the club face a new rival in their pursuit to land £30m-rated Ross Barkley.