Tottenham Hotspur latest, Kane compared to Sheringham, who says squad has steely streak

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur Football Club this Friday evening.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has compared Tottenham striker Harry Kane to Teddy Sheringham after he continued his impressive start to the season by scoring in last night's 2-1 win over Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League in Greece last night.

Kane struck for the 10th time in all competitions last night, and former Spurs boss Redknapp has backed Kane to be the club's main striker, whilst also saying he tried to take him on loan at Loftus Road.

He told TalkSport: “He is a bit like Teddy with that sharp mind. He’s a fantastic footballer, he’s got a great attitude and you couldn’t meet a nicer lad.

“I’ve nearly brought him to QPR a couple of times on loan and at the last minute we didn’t quite manage to do it.

“I think he ready he is ready now to have a run. He is scoring goals - what more can he do?”

Kane has said told the London Evening Standard that he believes there is a steel to the Tottenham side after their mental strength was questioned not so long ago.

The 21-year-old pointed to the comeback against Aston Villa and last night's victory in Greece as examples of that.

He said: “You can develop a steely streak from getting results like this, because they build confidence. We all stuck together against Asteras and we can only build from that."

Andros Townsend played a part in both goals in Greece as he played 90 minutes, and indicated to the Tottenham website that he is hoping he will be given the nod by Mauricio Pochettino for Sunday's game against Stoke City.

He said: “On a personal level I was just happy to get another 90 minutes under my belt, to get an assist for Harry and to get a goal myself.

“It was nice for me and now hopefully I can take that into Sunday against Stoke if I’m called upon again.”

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