Spurs prospect Harry Kane: I have to compete

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Harry Kane says that he must compete for places every time he has handed a start for Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane says that he must fight for his place in the first-team every time that he gets the chance to start.

Kane could be in line for a starring role in the side's fixture this evening against Besiktas at White Hart Lane and he has revealed that he will be looking to seize the opportunity. 

“You have to compete for places and every time you get the chance to show the manager what you can do it’s important to go out and do that,” he said to the club's official site.

“Hopefully we can do that as a team, it would be great to score as well, but the most important thing is the team and we want to come away with a win.”

If Kane can score in the fixture then he will be in a good position to claim a starting berth in the team for their Premier League fixture at the weekend against Southampton.

Tottenham have struggled for goals in the striking position this season, with Emmanuel Adebayor only hitting the net once so far. 

Mauricio Pochettino did come out this week to vocalise his support Adebayor, but a good performance from Kane would likely be impossible to ignore for the Argentine boss. 

Spurs take to the Europa League in need of the three points after drawing their first fixture in the group stage against Partizan Belgrade. 

The club have identified the competition as one they would like to do well in this season and a win in tonight's game would put them in a commanding position in the group. 

Kane, though, has warned of the tough test that awaits them against Besiktas.

The Turkish outfit have already proven their credentials in North-London, as they took Arsenal all the way in Champions League qualification and Kane is expecting a hard match for his side tonight. 

“They were unlucky against Arsenal, they looked a top side and we know what we’re up against,” he explained. “These are the games you want to be playing in.

“There are no easy away games in Europe so you have to take advantage of your home games. We’re looking for a win.”

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