Harry Kane today ignored Mauricio Pochettino’s recent comments and discussed the “bragging rights” that come with finishing above rivals Arsenal.
The North London rivalry is one of the most famous in Premier League history and Spurs are huge favourites to finish above Arsenal for the first time in twenty years. A point on the last day of the season away at Newcastle would secure 2nd spot.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino yesterday insisted the club must ignore their rivals and focus on themselves if they are to become a bigger club.
Fan favourite and top scorer Harry Kane today spoke to Spurs correspondent Ben Pearce about what it would mean to finally finish higher than Arsenal.
“We definitely want to finish second, that is our aim,” said Kane. “It would be a blow [to come third] but we go to Newcastle and we are still backing ourselves to win that game. It hurts not finishing it off at home but we have still got one more game.
“It would be a very good thing [to finish above Arsenal]. It’s not something I think we all focused on at the start of the season, but now we are here it would be good.
“It would be good for the fans to have those bragging rights for the first time in a long time. It’s in our hands, we have just got to win the next game and the job will be done.
“We all know what it means. We haven’t won the league this year but there’s still a lot to play for and that is definitely one thing. The fans are obviously urging us on. They were great again yesterday. We’re disappointed we couldn’t send them home happy but there’s still one more game to do that and we’ll try our hardest.
“It’s been a long season. We’ve been fighting hard, mentally and physically, but I still think we looked good out there [against Southampton]. We played good football.
“In recent weeks we just haven’t been finishing teams off. We’ve been going ahead, and then maybe it’s a lack of concentration.”