Southampton's Maya Yoshida: Tottenham striker Harry Kane's threat distracted me

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Southampton's Maya Yoshida has highlighted the threat posed by Harry Kane following Tottenham Hotspur's 2-2 draw at St Mary's on Saturday.

Maya Yoshida's comments on Southampton's official site will serve as encouragement for Tottenham Hotspur supporters as they highlight the danger that Harry Kane now poses to Premier League defences.

Kane has seen his reputation rocket this season after netting 30 times in all competitions, and Yoshida's comments show just how dangerous he can be.

Kane did not score for Spurs in their 2-2 draw with Southampton over the weekend, but that does not mean that he didn't have an influence on the result.

The 21-year-old is now feared across the league and Yoshida has suggested that this was the reason that Spurs' second goal went in.

Yoshida says that Kane's presence in the area distracted him, forcing him to wander out of position, and this was all Nacer Chadli needed to hit the back of the net.

"We should win, but the second goal was my mistake," Yoshida admitted. "We knew that Nacer Chadli was one of the quickest players in Tottenham, so always small details make a big difference.

“There was too big a space between me and Ryan Bertrand, because I was thinking too much about Harry Kane. That’s the only thing that I make wrong."

It just goes to show what a dangerous striker can do for a side, and Kane will be pleased that he is attracting so much attention.

The clinical forward started this season as a relative unknown in Tottenham's squad, but opposition defenders have clearly grown fearful of his talents.

Tottenham should be looking to benefit from this, if they can add more goals from midfield, and Kane will be hoping to keep all eyes on him next term as he endeavours to help Spurs break into the top-four and back into the Champions League. 

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