Harry Kane speaks on race for second

Spurs have the chance to one-up the Gunners for the first time since 1995.

Quoted by The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says the notion of finishing above Arsenal "definitely" motivates him and his team-mates.

The Premier League title is gone, but Spurs can still salvage something worth celebrating by finishing above their bitter North London rivals for the first time in 21 years.

Mauricio Pochettino's side missed the chance to effectively seal the deal by losing 2-1 to Southampton on Sunday, before the Gunners drew 2-2 at Manchester City to close the gap to just two points ahead of the final game of the season.

Even a draw away to relegation-threatened Newcastle United would almost definitely guarantee them second spot, given their significantly superior goal difference, but a defeat and Arsenal, who host bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa at the Emirates, would surely pip them.

Not since the 1994-95 season have Tottenham had such bragging rights, and Kane says it is certainly something worth playing for now that the title is gone.

“It would be a really good feeling. It was not something we focused on at the start of the season but now we are here it would be good, it would be good for the fans," Kane, who has not even two years old the last time Spurs gazumped the Gunners, said via The Mirror.

“We all know what it means - we haven’t won the league this year, but there is still a lot to play for and that is definitely one thing.

“They would have the bragging rights for once in a long time so, yes, we want to finish second. It is in our hands.”


Okay so finishing above Arsenal may seem like scant consolation to missing out on the title, but Spurs certainly would've taken that, coupled with a top-four finish, had it been offered in August.


It has been a wonderful season whatever happens on Sunday.

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