Search

Kane: Watching Chelsea lift the cup has strengthened Spurs’ desire for Wembley return

09:34 02 March 2015

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane is left dejected after the final whistle against Chelsea at Wembley

EMPICS Sport

Watching Chelsea lift the Capital One Cup has increased Tottenham’s resolve to return to Wembley and lift the trophy themselves, says Harry Kane.

Spurs enjoyed encouraging periods of possession and pressure in the first half but their key creative players were well shackled and they were ultimately defeated 2-0.

Jose Mourinho’s Blues took the lead just before half-time as John Terry’s strike flicked off Eric Dier and beat Hugo Lloris, and Diego Costa’s second-half effort struck Kyle Walker and flew in at the near post.

Kane was hugely disappointed to be on the losing side but he believes the future is bright under Mauricio Pochettino, and that the loss has strengthened Tottenham’s resolve to win silverware in the years ahead.

“I’m gutted for the players, for my team-mates, for the staff, for the club itself,” he said. “I thought we gave it a go, we gave it our all. We played the way we wanted to play and it just didn’t go for us.

“Both their goals you could say were a bit scrappy, a bit lucky, but that’s the difference in the top games on the big stage and it went Chelsea’s way. We’ve got to dust ourselves off and move on as quickly as possible.

“I think everyone’s proud of themselves. It’s our first season, we’ve got a very young team and a new coaching staff and I thought we gave a good account of ourselves.

“A lot of us were playing in our first final and it’s an experience and we’ve got to learn from it. When you see Chelsea lifting that trophy it makes the fire in your belly burn that you want to be back and you want to be lifting that trophy, and that’s what we’ve got to do with the squad we have.”

Much of the pre-match build-focus centred on Kane, given that two of his 24 goals this season came against Chelsea when Spurs triumphed 5-3 in the league on New Year’s Day.

The 21-year-old had few chances to continue his scoring run in his first final, but will not beat himself up about it.

“I’m disappointed, I’m always disappointed when I don’t score,” he said. “But it’s tough, Chelsea are a good side. They’ve got one of the best defences in the league and they showed that. But, again, neither team created real clear-cut chances. It just went Chelsea’s way and that’s something we’ve got to learn from and try to move on from.

“How am I handling the furore around me this season? I’m enjoying it, it shows I’m doing well and that’s what any footballer wants – to have the backing from your fans and everyone around you, so I’m enjoying it.

“We’ve got to move on as quickly as we can because we’ve got another game on Wednesday [at home against Swansea] and I’ll be looking to get on the scoresheet there and get back to scoring ways. It’s a disappointing day but we hope to be back in the seasons to come.

“The aim now is to finish in the top four. The Premier League is the only competition we’re in so we’ve got to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible and see where it takes us in the league. We’ve got character in this side and we’ll be looking to win at home on Wednesday.”

Kane could be returning to Wembley later this month if, as expected, he gets his first call-up for the senior England squad.

He said: “It would be nice, of course, I’ve always said if I’m picked it will be a very proud moment. But, again, I’ve just got to keep focused on the games ahead and try to do my best for Tottenham Hotspur, and if I’m picked then obviously I’ll be delighted.”

Follow me on Twitter @BenPearceSpurs

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Tottenham Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Tottenham Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Tottenham Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Tottenham Sports News

Tue, 18:52
Spurs Ladies forward Bianca Baptiste (right). Pic: Clive Jones

Spurs Ladies won a cup double last season and forward Bianca Baptiste would love to go one better and secure a treble this term – but she believes the focus should be on the league and a top-three finish.

Tue, 15:14
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has shown his willingness to put his faith in Tottenham’s youngsters on plenty of occasions, and they will usually thank him for it.

Friday, July 22, 2016
Dominic Ogbechie was given the Outstanding Individual Boy award at last weeks Camden Sport and Physical Activity Celebration night. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Already standing 6ft 1in tall at the tender age of 14, Highgate Harriers’ Dominic Ogbechie clearly has a knack for defying gravity – and the sky is the limit for the prodigious teenager.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll. Pic: Paolo Minoli

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll has entered his name into the Middlesex County League’s record books after scoring a century and taking eight wickets in a stunning individual display.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.