Harry Kane sums up Tottenham Hotspur's unrelenting mentality

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Tottenham Hotspur moved back to within five points of Leicester City.

Tottenham Hotspur hitman Harry Kane has told BBC that refusing to take their foot off the pedal led to a third and killer goal in Sunday's 3-0 win over Bournemouth as Spurs kept alive their Premier League title hopes.

A first-half brace from the in-form England striker helped Tottenham into a comfortable 2-0 lead at the break as Mauricio Pochettino's side looked set to move five points behind leaders Leicester City.

Such is the danger of a two-goal lead, a third is always needed and it came seven minutes after the break when Christian Eriksen tapped home from close range after Artur Boruc spilled Kane's effort.

The 22-year-old, who opened the scoring after just 44 seconds, has revealed what was said at half time, claiming that an unrelenting attitude was key to killing off the Cherries - a mentality they will need over the coming weeks as they chase down the Foxes.

“We wanted to come out the blocks flying and there’s no better way to do that than get an early goal,” Kane said, as reported by BBC. “We grew into the game and got better and better. It was a solid 3-0 victory.

“We scored early which helped but I think we are a calm team anyway, that’s the way we always play, press high and keep the ball. At half-time we said we didn’t want to take our foot off the pedal and the early goal in the second half helped with that."

 

Tottenham's squad now breaks up as international football halts the domestic calendar, and Pochettino will be desperate for his boys to avoid injury with their national sides.

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