Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has explained his disappointment despite scoring his eighth Premier League goal of the season over the weekend.
“I can’t take a positive from the goal. I’m more disappointed with the result. To go 1-0 up away from home, we should be good enough to see the game out,” he explained to London24.
“That’s football but we’ve got to move on quickly as we’ve got a game midweek.”
“We’ve had a great Christmas period. We were unbeaten in quite a few games. It was a shame we couldn’t keep it going.”
Tottenham have played well away from White Hart Lane this season, edging some games late on such as the win away at Aston Villa thanks to a Kane free kick.
It will be a worry for first team boss Mauricio Pochettino because one of the only ways Tottenham are going to break the top four is by being consistent over the second half of the campaign.
Pochettino is juggling plenty of different matches in different competitions and good results in the Premier League can have beneficial knock on effects in terms of the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League.
The boss will be pleased with Kane’s comments because they don’t show anything that resembles a selfish nature.
He could bathe in the glory of his success and form at the moment, but he seems like an individual that would trade it all in if it meant success for his team.
The boss himself suggested that the team lacked a little bit of fight, which may have helped his side see out the game against Palace after taking the lead, but it’s a valuable lesson learned moving onto the next game.