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Kane hails improvement in Spurs’ pressing game after victory over Everton

12:00 01 December 2014

Harry Kane (left) puts pressure on Everton defender Phil Jagielka at White Hart Lane

Harry Kane (left) puts pressure on Everton defender Phil Jagielka at White Hart Lane

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Harry Kane says Tottenham have been practising their pressing game in training and was pleased that the hard work paid off in yesterday’s home win over Everton.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton side were known for their high-tempo, aggressive defending, and the Argentine was expected to introduce that approach at Spurs.

It was evident in the pre-season tour of America, with the Lilywhites flying out of the blocks in their warm-up matches and hassling and harrying their opponents from the off.

That tactic has been less evident during the competitive campaign – until yesterday’s home game against Everton, when a new intensity and energy helped Tottenham to come from behind and triumph 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

The winning goal underlined that fact as Kane won the ball from Gareth Barry in the Toffees’ half before Aaron Lennon set up Roberto Soldado.

The England Under-21 international said: “We’ve been working hard on getting our shape and sliding together, pressing high up the pitch. I thought we did that well and obviously it worked well because we got the result in the end.

“We’re getting used to it more, getting fitter. I thought the lads worked very hard. You saw in the first half that we were out of the blocks, trying to get the ball back high up the pitch, and that’s how we got our second goal.

“We’re delighted to get the win. We wanted to give the fans something to cheer about and we managed to do that.

“Everton are a top side, we had a good battle between us and we came out winners in the end, so we’re very happy.”

Tottenham will be hoping for more of the same in their next fixture on Wednesday but they couldn’t have a tougher test at they visit league leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

“We’re full of confidence,” said Kane. “We’re coming off three wins in a row now in all competitions, so we’ll take that confidence into the game on Wednesday.

“We’re looking to get the result. Obviously Chelsea are going to be trying to do the same at home, but they are missing their main man up front [Diego Costa is suspended] so they have to change a few things. But we’re feeling good and hopefully we can take that into the game.

“I don’t think this match is the be-all or end-all, but it would add to the great momentum we have at the minute if we beat Chelsea, and that is what we want to do. We will give ourselves the best possible chance we can.”

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