Harry Kane explains why the Europa League can benefit Tottenham

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Kane is keen to see Tottenham qualify for the Europa League, as it will given them experience of Europe.

Speaking to the Standard, Kane admitted that qualifying for the Europa League is important for Spurs, as it will given them added experience of what it is like to play in European competitions.

The 30-goal striker said: “If anything it gives us a bit more experience in Europe, hopefully to try to push on to the Champions League. Everyone in and around the team wants to be involved.”

Kane broke into the first-team this season after impressing in the Europa League, and if it were not for that competition the 21-year-old forward may still be vying for a place in the side.

Spurs may have struggled to cope with the demands of the Europa and Premier League schedules, due to possessing a fairly small squad, but it has proven vital in building the team they now possess - the team that they intend to build upon next term.

It seems as if they will qualify for the Europa League next season, despite the fact that they will likely continue to struggle whilst playing the Thursday night/Sunday fixture list.

However, Kane believes that the experience of Europa League football will put the club in good stead for when they secure qualification for the Champions League, which appears to be the main aim for the Lilywhites to achieve.

The club should benefit form the experience of playing against foreign opposition, and although some of the Tottenham squad have already turned out in both Champions League and Europa League, a large selection of young players have limited understanding of the demands of midweek and weekend football.

Playing in the Europa League may hinder Spurs next season, but Kane believes it will help the club in the long run, as they look to finally break down the top four barrier and get back into the Champions League.

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