Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane hailed the 3-0 win over Arsenal as the most effective night time on the membership’s new stadium however is aware of it’s going to depend for nothing until they beat Burnley on Sunday.
Spurs saved their Champions League qualification hopes alive by trouncing their fierce rivals and Kane, in fact, was on the forefront with two targets to take his tally to 13 in simply 17 north London derbies.
Son Heung-min added a 3rd to make sure Spurs moved to inside a degree of the Gunners with two video games left.
They’ve an opportunity to climb into fourth if they will get three factors towards the Clarets on Sunday, however that won’t be a straightforward job given they play at 12pm on Sunday – the shortest potential turnaround.
Whereas Kane savoured the delight of Thursday’s victory, which was performed in entrance of a stadium-record 62,027 folks, he is aware of the great work can shortly be undone.
Requested whether or not this was the most effective night time at Tottenham’s new stadium, he stated: “I feel so. There was numerous anticipation earlier than the sport, in the course of the week. The environment was electrical from the beginning. The strain was on us to ship. And I assumed we dealt with that basically effectively.
“We began the sport effectively. Took our possibilities. After which second half we managed it actually properly, particularly with the sport on Sunday as effectively. So yeah, an necessary win for us, however we look ahead to Sunday now.”
“I feel we confirmed our expertise, the expertise within the squad. In a giant recreation like this, at residence, in our stadium, we knew we needed to win in any other case Champions League was just about useless for us.
“So it was good to reply that approach, and present that we’re able to enjoying that approach beneath that strain. However, like I stated, and like we all know, it means nothing if we don’t go and win on Sunday now.”
If Spurs do get the job accomplished towards Burnley then they’ll be capable of watch the Gunners of their match at Newcastle on Monday night time with their toes up and whereas Kane says he won’t “have the popcorn out”, he does assume it is a bonus enjoying earlier than their rivals.
“Look there’s nonetheless two video games to go. It was necessary to win, in fact. We play earlier than them on Sunday, they play Monday night time, so I really feel like if we will win that, we clearly put a bit extra strain on them, once they’ve bought a troublesome recreation away to Newcastle,” he stated.
“However we will solely management us, and what we will do. Clearly Burnley are preventing for factors themselves, so that they’ll be coming right here to make it troublesome for us. We’ve bought to be prepared for that.
“I feel I’d somewhat be going first than second, in fact. However we nonetheless have to go on the market and win. In any other case it makes their job quite a bit simpler.
“So if we will try this on Sunday, in fact it makes their recreation quite a bit more durable on Monday night time away to Newcastle. We’ll see what occurs.
“We’ll be watching it for certain. I don’t know if I’ll have the popcorn out. Look, we have to get our job accomplished first on Sunday. After which in fact, I feel numerous us shall be watching it, and hoping for a superb consequence for Newcastle.”
Kane was already the king of north London, however his two targets noticed him overtake Wayne Rooney as the person who has scored extra Premier League targets towards Arsenal.
He added: “I benefit from the fixture, I look ahead to it all through the entire 12 months. There’s one thing particular concerning the north London derby.
“One thing with the followers, and across the membership, and the entire build-up to the sport. And particularly this one, it’s the primary massive one we’ve had over the previous few years the place there was numerous strain, and numerous factors to play for in a giant Champions League push. So good to come back out on high.”
Whereas it was a glory night time for Spurs, it was a chastening one for the Gunners, who slipped to their heaviest north London derby defeat since 1983.
Their top-four hopes stay in their very own fingers, although, they usually know in the event that they win their remaining two video games towards Newcastle and Everton they are going to be within the Champions League subsequent season.
Skipper Martin Odegaard stated: “I feel we have now all the things in our personal fingers. Win the final two video games, that’s it for us. That’s the solely focus now. We don’t really feel the strain. We’re going to go to Newcastle and play a superb recreation, and attempt to win in fact. That’s all the main target now.”