Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane said he was relishing Saturday’s Premier League game at Manchester United, with his side feeling very confident after beating Everton last time out and the Old Trafford side reeling from defeat against Man City.
Kane scored a brace in Tottenham’s 5-0 win over Everton on Monday while United were humiliated 4-1 by neighbors City a day earlier.
The England striker said he wouldn’t underestimate United but sensed a big opportunity for seventh-placed Spurs in their quest to finish in the top four.
“United are still one of the best teams in the league. They had a disappointing result this weekend,” Kane said. “There will always be a reaction and a rebound from their players and we have to make sure we are ready for that.
“Obviously we think there’s an opportunity for us there because we had a great result and we could try to use that momentum, especially away from home, against their home crowd. But it’s going to be a tough game. . players.”
United won 3-0 in the game in London earlier this season and Kane said his team needed to stay focused.
“They beat us comfortably earlier in the season – we have to have all of that in mind, we have to make sure we go in with the right mindset,” Kane said.
“It’s a game we’re looking forward to. Old Trafford away is one of the best games you play in the league and you have to be excited. You have to go out there and try to be free and achieve a another good performance.”
Tottenham have 45 points from 26 games while fifth-placed United, who have played two more games, are two points clear.
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Robert Birsel)