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Harry on the halfway point

Posted on 2 January 2016  - 18:45

Harry Kane believes last month's defeat against Newcastle could end up being a key point in the season.

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We were 14 games unbeaten in the Premier League when we let a 1-0 lead slip and the Magpies hit an injury time winner at the Lane on December 12.

The response has been perfect - three wins out of three and fourth place as we hit the halfway stage of the Premier League campaign.

Harry is one of three players still ever-present after 19 matches alongside Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen while Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker and Eric Dier have started 18.

With 10 goals in his last 10 league games, who better than the England hitman to give his views as we step into 2016 and game number 20 at Everton?

Now we’ve hit the halfway stage, where do you see us at the moment?
Harry:
“We’ve made a good start to the season but it’s only halfway. We’re confident and the three wins on the trot has been important for us. We’ve just got to try to do more of the same. It’s a bit of a strange season in the Premier League as everyone is beating everyone so we have to stay focused and continue doing our jobs.”

How important was it for the team to respond to the loss against Newcastle?
Harry: “We were unbeaten for a long time before Newcastle and that result came out of the blue. We went in 1-0 up at half-time and everyone believed we’d run away with it but we suffered a sucker punch with the equaliser and ended up losing 2-1 late on. That perhaps gave us the kick up the backside we needed. We went to Southampton and picked up a great win, then a good win against Norwich and then an even better win at Watford. That has given us the boost we needed. I’m sure that Newcastle game is one we’ll look back at and feel, in a strange way, that it helped us.”

Pundits are inevitably starting to look closer at us…
Harry: “The closer you are to the top of the table as the season progresses, the more pressure people will put on you but we’re focused, we’re not trying to get ahead of ourselves, we know what we need to do - keep working and try to get better. We’ve a great team, a young team playing with a lot of energy, exciting to watch. We’re also confident and we know if we play well, the results will follow. We’ll see where that takes us.”

 


Everton are next and they are playing some great football at the moment. What sort of test are you expecting at Goodison on Sunday?
Harry: “They are a good team, lots of good players and they will want to put things right after their defeat against Stoke. Again, we have to stay focused on our game and that’s what we always do, it’s about us and what we need to do. It will probably be an open game. It was the same at the Lane earlier in the season even though it ended up 0-0. I think it might well be a similar game but hopefully we’ll score a couple this time!”