Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has revealed to the club’s official website the mentality of the players in the second half against West Bromwich Albion.
North London outfit Tottenham got the better of West Brom 3-0 away from home in the Premier League on Saturday to move up to fifth in the table.
Christian Eriksen opened the scoring at The Hawthorns after just six minutes with a brilliant free kick, and Kane doubled the lead with a powerful right-footed shot just nine minutes later.
The England Under-21 striker added his second from the penalty spot in the 64th minute to wrap up a 3-0 win at The Hawthorns.
Kane has told Spurs’ official website what the players spoke about at half time and what they wanted to achieve in the second half.
“We wanted to get off to a fast start and get ahead in the game,” said the 21-year-old. “We scored two quick goals and we said in the second half that we had to remember what happened at Sheffield United, we had to keep playing and try and get the third goal. We did that and in the end it was quite comfortable for us.”
Many a time this season Tottenham have conceded in the second half and made things difficult for themselves.
A similar situation arose on Wednesday when they took on Sheffield United away from home in the League Cup semi-final second-leg at Bramall Lane.
Spurs took the lead in the 28th minute, but conceded twice in two minutes in the latter stages of the second period.
Although Mauricio Pochettino’s side eventually equalised and won the tie, the way in which they progressed to the final was not ideal.
Against West Brom on Saturday, Tottenham killed off the game after just 15 minutes and scored relatively early in the second period to wrap up a comfortable 3-0 victory.
Given the way Tottenham have conceded in the second half this season, an early goal for West Brom could have made things tricky for the North London outfit.
But it seems that the Spurs players have realised that they need to remain focused and not get complacent even after going 2-0 up.
That’s what happened on Saturday.