Premier League: Jose Mourinho's 'aura,' new additions to squad could help Tottenham to trophy, says Harry Kane

Spurs, without silverware since 2008, are second in the Premier League, through to the League Cup quarter-finals and well-placed to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages.

Agence France-Presse November 12, 2020 19:36:31 IST
Premier League: Jose Mourinho's 'aura,' new additions to squad could help Tottenham to trophy, says Harry Kane

File image of Harry Kane and Jose Mourinho. AFP

London: Harry Kane believes an influx of experienced players and the "aura" of manager Jose Mourinho could help Tottenham finally end their trophy drought after falling agonisingly short in recent years.

Spurs, without silverware since 2008, are second in the Premier League, through to the League Cup quarter-finals and well-placed to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages.

The London club came close to winning trophies under former boss Mauricio Pochettino, even reaching the Champions League final, but they always fell just short.

Serial winner Mourinho arrived 12 months ago while a number of their recent signings, including loan signing Gareth Bale, have experience of winning major trophies.

Kane believes that could make the difference this year.

"We have got players who have won things in the changing room, we have got good experience in the changing room, good leaders in the changing room, and I feel like we are at a place now where if we get it right mentally, we can achieve things, but we are not getting carried away," Kane told Spurs TV.

"Obviously Jose is a winner at every level," he added. "He has come in with that aura about him and obviously he wants to win things here.

"It is just instilling that confidence into the team. He is a great man, with great experience, so us as players can only look at that and just take confidence from that. We have had a great relationship since he walked through the door."

Kane has scored 13 goals in 14 appearances in all competitions this season, along with 10 assists, forming a deadly partnership with Son Heung-min.

"Year-by-year the more you play with someone, the more you get to know someone, you just understand your games a little bit better," Kane said.

"We have had a great relationship over the years but this season has just clicked a little bit more and we have both been a bit more clinical in the final third, whether it is the final pass or the final finish.

"When someone is on good form, you just try and find them the ball and you end up scoring goals.... We are riding that wave at the moment."

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