Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has admitted that Chelsea are a more “ruthless” team.
The England Under-21 international made the comments following Spurs’ 3-0 defeat to their London rivals at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Wednesday.
It was yet another superb performance from Chelsea, who scored their goals through Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy.
Kane started the encounter and gave a good account of himself, hitting the crossbar from Aaron Lennon’s cross and then watching his shot go just wide.
The 21-year-old Englishman is understandably downbeat and admits that Chelsea were the better team overall.
“We started well, came out of the blocks and created a few chances,” Tottenham’s official website quotes Kane as saying. “I hit the crossbar from a header and on another day that could have easily dropped in.
“We created other chances that could have gone in as well but we didn’t take them and Chelsea punished us.
“I thought we came out in the second half and played well, kept the ball well and created chances but we couldn’t stick the ball in the net.
“They are a good side, no doubt about it and more ruthless than us. We’ll have to learn from this, dust ourselves down and pick ourselves up for Palace on Saturday.”
It was Tottenham’s first defeat in four competitive matches and must have come as a massive disappointing to them.
On Sunday, Spurs gave a good performance against Everton at White Hart Lane and won 2-1, but conceding three goals away from home is something that manager Mauricio Pochettino will need to look into.
Tottenham are currently 10th in the Premier League table with 20 points from 14 matches, five points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.