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Kane seeks momentum from Red Star hammering

 

Double top: Harry Kane hit a brace on Tuesday night
Double top: Harry Kane hit a brace on Tuesday night

By Jonathan Veal

Tottenham striker Harry Kane says their Champions League hammering of Red Star Belgrade will not count for much if they cannot back it up in the Premier League.

Spurs' rotten start to the season was forgotten for 90 pulsating minutes on Tuesday as they put the Serbian champions to the sword, winning 5-0.

Kane led from the front with a brace, taking his tally to 18 Champions League goals in 22 games, with Son Heung-min also adding a double and Erik Lamela notching.

The result and their performance, which saw a return to their high-energy incisive attacking play, will go some way to rebuilding confidence after a tricky beginning to the 2019/20 season.

They could probably do without a trip to Premier League leaders Liverpool next, but Kane says they have to take some momentum from their win in Europe.

On the value of their five-star result, he said: "It all depends on how we carry it on. It is one win, one result.

"Like I said, at home we were expected to win this game so we can't get too carried away with it. We have to stay focused and take the positives and take them into the Premier League.

"It is exactly what we needed, a great performance, a lot of energy, plenty of goals, a clean sheet - a perfect night.

"But it doesn't stop here, it was a game we were expected to win. We have got a very tough game on Sunday so I hope we can take momentum in to that."

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