Tottenham round-up, Ehiogu reflects on under-21 defeat, more Kane praise

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur this Tuesday evening.

Tottenham Hotspur's under-21 coach Ugo Ehiogu was encouraged by his side's display despite the 3-1 defeat the side suffered to Leicester City.

Reflecting on the game in an interview with the Tottenham website, he pointed to the experience of the players within the Leicester line-up.

He said: “If you looked at their teamsheet there was a lot of Football League and Premier League experience in their team, so the lads should look at that and have a pat on the back, because it took a real shift and took a good side that clicked to beat us.

“We had to dig in at times as well, it was testing for Christian Maghoma and Cameron Carter-Vickers and they stood up to that and it was good to hear organisation and voice out on the pitch."

With the majority of first team players now on international duty with their country, a lot of the spotlight with England has been on Harry Kane.

Kane - who is now the joint top scorer in the Premier League with 19 goals - is widely tipped to start for the Three Lions against Lithuania after the withdrawal of Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge through injury.

Former Spurs striker and coach Les Ferdinand has told Sky Sports that he is surprised by the progress that Kane has made this season to become one of the most feared forwards in English football.

He said: "I knew he always had the ability to score goals, but he's got 29 goals this season I didn't see that. I thought he would be in and out of the side but he's managed to sustain his performance throughout the whole of the season and that is a surprise."

Kane has been receiving praise from some of his international teammates, with Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick also praising Kane for his contribution to Tottenham's season.

Carrick has also backed Kane to repeat his performances for seasons to come, and doesn't think the outstanding level he's achieved this term is a one-off.

He told reporters: "The progress Harry Kane has made has been sensational, he's gone up two or three levels. His performances keep improving.

"What has impressed me the most is that as the spotlight has increased on him, his performances have only improved and improved. That's a good sign."

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