Harry Kane: "We have to believe, we have to fight for each other"
Mon 21 October 2019, 15:46|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane is targeting a fast start against Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) in the Champions League on Tuesday night (8pm) to kick-start a return to form.
The striker and captain in Hugo Lloris’ absence spoke to the media at Hotspur Way ahead of a huge Matchday Three encounter at home against the Serbian champions.
So strong back home in Belgrade - where they beat Liverpool and drew with Napoli last season, and beat Olympiacos in MD2 this time around - you feel it’s imperative for us to pick up a positive result ahead our trip to the Rajko Mitic Stadium in MD4 on 6 November.
Harry, our all-time record goalscorer in Europe, said: “We’re not getting the results we want and it’s hard to put a finger on it. The players are giving everything, we’re doing our best, sometimes when you have a run of form like this things just don’t go your way in games.
“You have to get over these hurdles. It’s important for us as a team to stick together, keep working hard, keep doing our best and hopefully we can win tomorrow night for a start, and that can kick us on to begin a winning run.
“We go into every game trying to win and the next one is Red Star, so it’s important for us to start well, to come out of the blocks with loads of energy, with the ball, without the ball and try to get ahead.”
Asked about his own form, Harry responded: “Personally, all I want to do is win games with this team. From my point of view, it’s not just about goals and assists, it’s holding the ball up, running, pressing, doing everything I can to help the team.
“I’ve always said I’ll look to improve no matter how many goals I score or assists I get, whatever, I always want to do more. The important thing for me is that we get back to winning games and being a striker, one of the leaders, that starts from me as well.”
The final question to Harry was whether or not there was any further pressure on the team against Red Star having drawn at Olympiacos in MD1 but then lost to Bayern Munich in MD2, leaving us with a point from two matches so far. Ironically, that’s more than we had after our first two group matches last season - when we had one point after three games - and we went on to reach the final.
Harry added: “We went through an experience in the last Champions League campaign where we had less points than we do now. It takes a lot of effort and energy to get through a Champions League group and if we can win tomorrow night it will put us in a better position than last year where we ended up going to the final.
“We have to believe, we have to fight for each other in every game and then who knows what is possible?”