Not a shock: Kane staying at Spurs

Date published: Monday 11th January 2016 2:40

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Harry Kane insists his long-term future is “definitely” at Tottenham and says the squad is strong enough to compete on all fronts this term.

The 22-year-old came off the bench on Sunday to score a last-gasp penalty and earn Spurs a 2-2 draw and an FA Cup third-round replay at Leicester next week.

With Kane one of a number of players rested by Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham looked to be heading out after goals from Marcin Wasilewski and Shinji Okazaki had cancelled out Christian Eriksen’s opener.

But Kane was called upon with a little over 20 minutes remaining and slammed home an 89th-minute penalty after Nathan Dyer was adjudged to have handled in the box.

Pochettino played down reports the England striker had emerged as a target for Real Madrid last week and Kane himself insists his future lies in north London.

“Yes, definitely,” he replied when asked if Tottenham was where he wanted to spend his long-term future.

“There are always going to be rumours flying around but I’m happy here. The club is in a good shape, we have a great future and I’m raring to go so we will see what happens.

“We have got a lot of young players raring to go who are getting better and better with each game and that is all we have got to do. Keep working hard on the training field, we are getting better and more experienced the more we play and I think we can only get better.”

Kane was one of seven changes made for the FA Cup tie, with Leicester making a swift return to White Hart Lane for a Barclays Premier League meeting on Wednesday night.

Pochettino is likely to welcome back the majority of those given a break on Sunday and Kane believes fourth-placed Spurs have enough to fight for honours across the board this season – even without strengthening in the transfer window.

“We have got a very good squad,” he added. “You see here we made some changes and they came in and did very well.

“It is down to the manager what he wants to do in the transfer window, us as players just have to focus on each game that comes along and try and do our best.

“That is what we will do and we have a busy period coming up now especially with the replay, so we have got to keep working hard.

“If the gaffer doesn’t want anyone in, we are happy to go and fight for places in the league and fight for the cup competitions.”

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