Star players Harry Kane and Dele Alli scored a brace each as Tottenham Hotspur brilliantly beat Stoke City 4-0 on Monday to close the gap on Premier League leaders Leicester City to five points and keep their title hopes very much alive.
On Sunday, after Leicester City dropped points to West Ham United in a 2-2 draw, Kane had posted a cryptic Instagram photo. The England international shared a picture of a pride of fierce-looking lions, closing on their prey, with no caption.
After the ruthless demolition of the Potters, Kane explained his Instagram post, "It was a few lions ready to pounce. Obviously after watching the Leicester game, they dropped a couple of points."
"I was itching to play and I had to wait another day and a half to get out on the pitch. It was a bit of fun but you never know," Mirror Football reported the striker saying.
Kane also added that Spurs aren't going anywhere and will continue doing their best, and make the best of any mistakes that Leicester make.
"We are ready to put the pressure on Leicester. We think we can do it. Leicester are five points ahead but we have closed the gap, that's all we could do," he said.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was aware of Kane's post, and added: "I think it is a good thing because it shows how the group is, how our squad is - we can win or not, but the desire and passion we show and how we enjoy the game is fantastic. It is a pleasure to work with them."
Kane felt that despite scoring four goals, the team could have easily drilled in a few more past Stokes keeper Shay Given. "It doesn't get much better than that. We hardly put a foot wrong and could have scored more.
"We are ready to put the pressure on Leicester. We think we can do it," Kane told AFP.
After the spectacular 4-0 match, Kane shared a picture of the happy team in their dressing room.
Tottenham have scored 13 goals and conceded just one in racking up 13 points out of the last possible 15.
(with inputs from AFP)
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Updated Date: Apr 19, 2016 22:21:22 IST