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As quoted by Sky Sports, Tottenham star Harry Kane has insisted the north London side have “full belief” they can sustain a Premier League title challenge this season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side were in the mix for a potential title fight for a long time last term, before Manchester City and Liverpool hit another gear and made it a two-horse race by the end.
Now, Kane is adamant that Spurs have got the confidence in themselves to push last season’s top two right to the very end.
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He said: “We kept up with them for a while last year but they blew ahead after January. We have to make sure we get off to a good start. Liverpool set the standard on Friday night and City before us, so it’s important that we stay in touch as long as we can.
“We have full belief that we can go all the way but there’s a long road ahead and we’ve got to be fully focused.”
Catching City and Liverpool is easier said than done. The duo were in a league of their own last season, but out of all the other sides in the top six, Spurs were undoubtedly the closest.
Pochettino’s impressive summer additions of Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso will add some much-needed creativity and spark to the side. Indeed, even with question marks surrounding the long-term future of Christian Eriksen, Spurs look well-stocked in midfield.
The one big concern will be whether Kane can stay fit for an entire season. The England international has had some troubles with ankle injuries in recent years, but if he can maintain his health, then there is no reason for Spurs to not target a title challenge for this campaign. A positive result against Pep Guardiola’s side on Saturday will certainly give them even more belief that they can.