Harry Kane offers insight into Tottenham's off-field bonding sessions

The Spurs striker believes strong bonds on and off the pitch are the secret to their success.

Speaking to the Sun newspaper on Monday, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane suggested that off-pitch bonding sessions are the key to their success.

Spurs travel to Stoke City this evening, looking to cut the gap between themselves at league leaders Leicester City to five points following the Foxes' draw with West Ham United on Sunday.

With five games to go, the north Londoners have already exceeded last season's points tally by one and Kane has offered his opinion as to why there has been such a marked improvement this term.

"The manager [Mauricio Pochettino] has brought in a lot of good players but also a lot of good people," the 22-year-old told former England striker Alan Shearer, on behalf of the Sun.

"We have formed this bond together which we have not had in any other team.

"We get on well on the pitch but off the pitch we are very close whether it is going out for a meal or playing Playstation. We do a lot of team bonding.

"It is a long season and you need the whole squad to be together."

Three points at the Britannia Stadium will not only keep Leicester on their toes ahead of a difficult looking run in, but move Pochettino's team within four points of guaranteeing a place in the top four.

Spurs haven't played in the Champions League since 2011, but a top three finish will guarantee their passage to next season's group stage.

However, a fourth-place finish would leave them facing a potentially tricky two-legged play-off tie to qualify.

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