Victory over Bournemouth one of Tottenham’s best performances, says Harry Kane

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The Tottenham Hotspur striker bagged a hat-trick against the Cherries and says he remained patient while the goals dried up.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Tottenham striker Harry Kane says their 5-1 defeat of Bournemouth was one of their best performances of the season, singling out two things the north London side did brilliantly in particular.

Spurs fell behind on the south coast but hit back impressively to secure all three points and move into sixth place in the table, just three points outside of the top four.

The result was the perfect reply from Mauricio Pochettino’s men after their disappointing midweek loss to Anderlecht in the Europa League had left everyone feeling disheartened.

They are now unbeaten since the opening day loss to Manchester United and Kane says Tottenham pressed high and created chances on Sunday afternoon.

"Bournemouth started well but other than the first five minutes, it was one of the best performances we’ve had," Kane told tottenhamhotspur.com.

"We played well, pressed high and created chances. Overall we’re delighted with the way we played, especially scoring the five goals. It was a good day for us. We’re slowly climbing the table, we’re happy with where we are and we have to keep progressing and getting better."

It was a particularly good day for Kane as he bagged three of his team’s five goals on the afternoon.

That was his first hat-trick of the season, his third in total for the club, and will have come as a big boost to his confidence in what has so far been a difficult campaign, with the goals not flowing quite as easily as last season.

The Spurs icon, though, says he simply remained patient throughout - as he felt he had been playing well.

"As a striker you are going to go in and out of spells," he added.

"I’ve not had a bit of luck that maybe I had last season and today was the day it changed with chances coming my way. As a striker you have to be patient. I feel I’ve been playing well, as a team we’re playing well and I’m delighted to get the three goals."

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