Harry Kane highlights Tottenham's two aims this season; can they be achieved?

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Tottenham want to win a trophy and qualify for the Champions League, according to Harry Kane.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has told this month's issue of FourFourTwo that Spurs want to not only qualify for the Champions League again, but also win a trophy.

Kane, 21, was the breakout star of last season's Premier League campaign, scoring 21 goals in 34 games for Spurs as he became one of the country's top strikers - and earned his first call-up to the England national team.

Many have predicted a drop off in form for Kane ahead of the new season, but Tottenham will be hopeful that he can replicate his success from last term in what is a vital season for manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Entering his second year as Spurs boss, Pochettino will be charged with the task of taking Tottenham back into the top four again, whilst also balancing league commitments with Europa League participation.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, Kane says that he would rather win the Europa League than get into the top four this season, as it would mean Tottenham have achieved their two aims for the campaign - win a trophy and qualify for the Champions League.

"Of course," said Kane. "If we can win a trophy and qualify for the Champions League, that'll be both of our aims achieved at once," he added.

The winners of the Europa League are handed a place in the Champions League, and winning the competition would certainly be beneficial to Spurs.

Last season, Tottenham notoriously struggled for form directly after Europa League fixtures, as they failed to successfully juggle playing on Thursday and Sunday.

Pochettino now needs to show that he can cope with those rigours this season, with the squad short of options in central midfield, out wide and up front, where Kane needs some goalscoring support after poor performances from Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado last season.

With a few more additions, Spurs will be in a better position to achieve their goals this season - whether that's by winning the Europa League or even finishing in the top four and winning either the FA Cup or League Cup, the latter of which they reached the final in last season, only to lose for Chelsea.

It won't be easy, but with the right options at Pochettino's disposal, it's certainly an achievable target for Spurs to win a trophy and qualify for the Champions League.

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