Harry Kane gives credit to Tottenham's defence after 0-0 draw

Tottenham Hotspur drew with Burnley on Sunday and their captain for the day spoke shortly afterwards.

This weekend, Tottenham Hotspur missed the chance to climb above Liverpool in the Premier League table, and narrow the gap between them and fourth-placed Manchester United to six points in the process.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side could only draw 0-0 away to Burnley, and after the match Harry Kane spoke in comments published by the club’s official Twitter account.

The results could go down as a good one given Sean Dyche’s side’s previous home game was a 1-0 victory against reigning champions Manchester City.

But Tottenham will not be happy with their day's efforts, and surely now realise that a top-four finish is beyond them this season, with their remaining focus geared towards qualifying for the Europa League once more.

After the game, Kane turned the attention to Spurs’ back-line, which began with Michel Vorm in goal and Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Vlad Chiriches and Danny Rose in defence, before Walker was replaced by Ben Davies for the second half.

“A clean sheet away from home is always pleasing so credit to the defence,” Kane said. “We move on now to Villa on Saturday.”

Considering Tottenham were without Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen, and they had to replace the injured Walker just two minutes after the re-start, it is right for Kane to give credit to a back-line that kept Danny Ings and his teammates at bay.

How many of those Tottenham defenders are still at the club next season remains to be seen, with Chiriches in particular a potential candidate to move on. But they gave a good account of themselves this weekend and Kane recognised that, as any good captain would.

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