Harry Kane believes Tottenham’s achievements this season deserve more credit because they have been “away from home” all year.
Spurs have relocated to Wembley while White Hart Lane is redeveloped ahead of next season, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men securing a Champions League spot to take back to the new stadium.
Kane feels that the qualification is made even more impressive by the fact they have had to play at Wembley all season, an element he believes has been overlooked.
“It feels really good, I’m really proud of the team and the club,” he said.
“It’s been a tough year with Wembley. It’s not easy when teams come here. It’s a big game for them, big stadium for them.
“We’ve had to deal with that, deal with the pressure of that.
“I think some people underestimate how tough it has been at times, 38 games away from home in the Premier League really, and in a competitive league, that’s tough.
“Especially with the top six, everyone is fighting for a Champions League spot.”
While Kane’s goalscoring prowess might have remained the same in recent weeks – he has scored four goals in seven league games – the 24-year-old is still looking off the pace following his ankle injury in March.
But he is confident he will be fighting fit for the World Cup.
“I feel good, it’s hard to say. It’s the end of the season,” he said.
“It has been a long season and a tough season so there will always be little niggles around the body and aches and pains.
“That’s part of it. I’m at the stage where everyone is at, tired, but we have plenty of time to prepare for Sunday, then plenty of time to prepare for the World Cup.”