Tottenham striker Harry Kane explains confidence ahead of new campaign; sets season target

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has had his say on the upcoming Premier League season.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has expressed his desire to build on his impressive campaign last term in the forthcoming Premier League season in an interview with CNN World Sport.

The Lilywhites frontman scored 31 times in 51 appearances in all competitions last season, including 21 in the Premier League; a tally which saw him finish the campaign as the division's second-most prolific frontman - behind Sergio Aguero.

After an impressive breakthrough season - which also saw the 21-year-old make his England senior bow - he is naturally aiming to cement his status as a leading top flight goalscorer. 

Speaking ahead of the upcoming campaign, Kane told CNN World Sport: "I can take a lot of confidence into this year, knowing that I can do it against the big teams and anyone in the Premier League."

"So I've got to try and keep working hard and keep trying to improve, and take that into the games and hopefully keep scoring."

Kane's league goals helped propel Spurs to fifth in the Premier League and the striker is now targeting a Champions League place for his club in the 2015/2016 campaign.

"We will be looking to go in the top four," the 22-year-old told CNN.

"There are a lot of top teams in the Premier League and I think the top seven or eight teams can all fight for Champions League spots."

"We came fifth last year which was a good season for us. We had a cup final in there as well," added Kane - referring to Tottenham's League Cup final defeat to Chelsea in February. "For a young team that is a great experience."

The England striker has been the subject of transfer speculation over the summer, with Manchester United one of the clubs he has been linked to, but Spurs will be confident of retaining their key man ahead of the new season. 

Having previously insisted - according to the Telegraph - that he is staying at White Hart Lane, Kane will now be hoping to focus his entire attention on the opening day of the season, for which the Lilywhites face an away trip to Old Trafford. 

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