Kane offers thoughts on Tottenham's poor finish to the season

Tottenham have still enjoyed a successful campaign, despite their failure to finish above North London rivals Arsenal.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has explained how much he is hurting following his club's failure to finish above fierce rivals Arsenal this season, as reported by The Guardian.

Spurs' season finished with an embarrassing whimper on Sunday as they lost 5-1 to Newcastle United, while the Gunners thrashed Aston Villa 4-0 at the Emirates Stadium and Kane spoke of the hurt he is feeling.

"Overall I’m gutted that we haven’t finished the season off strong," the England international said. "We just haven’t been good enough. We needed to finish the season off strong, but I think that’s two points from the last four games and that’s unacceptable considering how we played the rest of the season."

Kane has been in inspiring form all season long, and managed to win the Golden Boot with 25 goals. He explained how he is proud of his personal achievement, but team glory would have been so much more fulfilling.

“It would have been nicer to have won the Golden Boot on a better day, that’s for sure," he said. "Look, it’s a personal achievement, and it’s something I’m proud of, but if I had the choice between winning today or having the Golden Boot, I’d rather have won today."

It was an uncharacteristic display from Spurs, who were so defensively sound all season, and one that tarnished what was a fantastic campaign. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has moulded his group of players into a formidable side and Kane believes they must try to think positively despite their poor finish.

"In hindsight, you’ve got to try to look at the bigger picture," Kane said. "If someone had offered us automatic Champions League at the start of the season, we would definitely have taken it. It’s just a shame the way it ended.”

The 22-year-old marksman must re-focus quickly, along with teammates Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker, as they head to France as part of the England squad for Euro 2016.

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