Harry Kane explains why he doesn't fear Manchester City's attack

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The Spurs star has played down the Citizen's attacking threat, instead putting his faith in his side's improved defence this season.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been discussing the club's upcoming match against Premier League leaders Manchester City with the club website, and he is confident Spurs' improved defence has what it takes to repel the Citizens expensively assembled and talented attacking threat.

The 22-year-old dismissed concerns about the likes of Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling by suggesting there is quality throughout the City team, instead focusing on Tottenham's defence - the second best in the league, after their opponents.

"It doesn't really matter what strikers they've got, they have top players all around the pitch," Kane told the Spurs website. "If you wanna be up there in the Premier League you have to cope with that. Any team we play we're looking to be on the front foot and press and get high up the pitch.

"Our defence has been fantastic all season, three clean sheets on the trot. It's importance for the confidence and the whole team is heading in the right direction."

The fixture sees the two tightest defences in the division meet, with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld impressing in the heart of the Tottenham back four this year. Spurs will have to contend with a Belgian star of City's own though with the news that Etihad captain Vincent Kompany is available after he missed the surprise defeat against the Hammers last weekend.

With the former Anderlecht man in their side, City are yet to concede a Premier League goal, home or away, so Tottenham, who have been notoriously goal shy so far this season, will have to make a dent in that record if they are to get the three points.

Arguably, the trip to White Hart Lane is the Manchester club's hardest away game so far this season, and they were perhaps a little fortunate to secure a 1-0 win in North London late on last campaign.

And Kane, who showed flashes of rediscovering his form against Arsenal earlier in the week, but is still yet to score for the club this season, will still likely be one of the main danger men to the Citizens.

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