Harry Kane shares impact of Tottenham defeat to Chelsea
By Emma Sanders
Harry Kane has revealed Tottenham’s loss against Chelsea on Saturday was “difficult” to take because he felt his side dominated the game and should have got something out of it.
Spurs lost 2-1 against the league leaders during Saturday’s Premier League clash and have now slipped seven points off their rivals.
It was the first time Tottenham have been beaten in the league this season and Kane revealed the loss was hugely disappointing and capped off a “tough” week for his side.
As well as losing to Chelsea, Spurs were knocked out of Europe when they suffered an unexpected 2-1 defeat against AS Monaco on Tuesday evening but Kane insists their title race in the league is not over just yet.
“It’s been a tough week to go out of the Champions League and now lose here [against Chelsea] but it’s early, we’ve still got plenty of games left in the Premier League,” said Kane, as quoted by the Evening Standard.
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“Everyone knows we probably played better than Chelsea over the 90 minutes but we’ve come away with nothing and that is difficult. It’s the same in any London derby, if you don’t win it’s disappointing. It hurts. That’s football but we have to get on with it.”
Christian Eriksen opened the scoring at Stamford Bridge when he gave Tottenham an early lead after just 11 minutes with a sensational strike but Chelsea responded when Pedro scored just before the half-time mark with another goal of the highest quality.
Victor Moses continued his bright form and gave Chelsea the lead within six minutes of the second-half as the hosts came out of the blocks quickly and Spurs were unable to find an equaliser.
Tottenham return to league action next Saturday when they take on Swansea in their 14th game of the season and are in need of a victory after winning just one of their last six league games.
They currently sit in fifth place, a point behind Arsenal in fourth, but trail Chelsea by seven points and Liverpool and Manchester City by six.
In other Tottenham news, Football Insider analyses the three things learned from the clash against Chelsea.