Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has expressed his delight at helping his side progress to the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday.
Spurs got the better of Partizan Belgrade 1-0 at White Hart Lane to go top of Group C and secure their place in the knockout stage.
Kane did not start the match against Partizan and came on as a second-half substitute, but he was still overjoyed with the win.
“We won and that was the main thing,” Uefa.com quotes the 21-year-old as saying. “It wasn't the best first half for us and not what we wanted but we came out in the second half and got the goal early on. Then we started playing well and creating a few more chances, and we should have had a couple more.”
Tottenham’s performance against Partizan was not very pleasing to the eye or one of their best, and they could have easily conceded an equaliser.
However, the fact that Spurs won is the main thing, although Kane admits that they need to keep on pushing themselves to play the way they want to.
“We have to go out there and express ourselves more, get on the ball and not be afraid to give it away,” explained the Englishman. “Hopefully we can get that into our game and really establish ourselves.
“I want to be playing at the best level I can and fortunately I've been able to do that recently. Now we've qualified for the next round we can concentrate more on the league as there are a lot of games coming up in the next one or two months.”
Tottenham still remain unconvincing and are not playing the way manager Mauricio Pochettino would want them to, but perhaps that will come in due time.