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Kane – Tottenham’s perfect response to tough run

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Harry Kane feels Tottenham’s thrashing of Red Star Belgrade was the perfect response to their tough run of results.

Tottenham’s last Champions League outing ended up in a 7-2 thumping by Bayern Munich in North London.

That followed a humiliating exit from the Carabao Cup at the hands of Colchester United.

Since those two games, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have failed to win.

With a 0-3 loss to Brighton and a 1-1 draw with Watford.

There has been the talk of pressure on the manager, and discontent of the field.

So the 5-0 thrashing they inflicted on Red Star Belgrade in last night’s Champions League Group B game was crucial.

It went a long way to easing the pressure on the manager and restoring some confidence in the players.

Harry Kane got the game off to a near-perfect start when he opened the scoring in the nith minute.

Kane rose high up in the air to meet Erik Lamela’s corner, 1-0 to the Spurs.

That appeared to give the home side confidence to press for more in a style we have been accustomed to seeing from Pochettino’s men.

Only seven minutes later, South Korean Son, hit a peach of a half volley, with another assist from Lamela.

2-0 to Spurs and only 16 minutes on the clock.

While there appeared to be a little more free-flowing spirit about Tottenham’s game, the visitors did not just rollover.

Belgrade pushed to get back in the game, but their desire to try and conjure something up left them open at the back.

One minute before the half time break, Son got his second and Spurs’ third.

Half time: Tottenham 3 – 0 Red Star Belgrade.

The second half was much of the same, and in the 57th minute, the creator of so much for the Lillywhites Erik Lamela got himself a deserved goal.

4-0 to Tottenham and the crowd were happy once more singing their hero’s name’s and enjoying a much-needed victory.

Spurs and more significantly captain Harry Kane were not done yet. In the 72nd minute, Kane completed the route with his second and the teams fifth.

Full time: Tottenham 5 – Red Star Belgrade.

Pochettino will be hoping this can ick start his team season, but speaking after the game according to ESPN, he is not getting over-excited.

He said:

“I don’t feel great, I feel okay.”

“It’s only one game, three points, but of course we need to build our confidence and we have to start at some point.”

He will try to use this result to help ready his team for their upcoming game against Liverpool.

He added:

“So it’s great for the confidence and tomorrow a day off because we scored five goals.”

“In the next few games, we will go on showing that the problems are on the pitch, not outside of the pitch.”

Captain Harry Kane, felt the result was exactly what was needed.

He said:

“We know we have had a tough run of results and that was the perfect way to respond”

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