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Kane believes Spurs have the squad to compete for the title


Everton's Michael Keane is eager to get back in action after defeat to Tottenham

Everton's Michael Keane is eager to get back in action after defeat to Tottenham

Everton's Michael Keane is eager to get back in action after defeat to Tottenham

Harry Kane has warned Tottenham are ready to challenge for the Premier League title again after finally putting the finishing touches to their squad.

Kane scored twice in an emphatic 3-0 win at Everton - his 100th and 101st goals for the north London club - a result which re-established their championship credentials after dropping five of their first six points at their temporary Wembley home.

Tottenham's quiet summer in the transfer market was held against them by some but with the likes of Davinson Sanchez, Serge Aurier and Fernando Llorente arriving late in the window, Kane feels they are back in the hunt.

"People might not talk about us but that suits us. We will just get on with our job and we will keep producing performances like this," he said after scoring either side of Christian Eriksen's close-range effort at Goodison Park.

"I wouldn't say it's disrespectful. What you have had is teams spending money, buying big players and big names. We have left it late in the transfer market but we have got the players that we wanted and now we have got a good squad, a bulky squad.

"We play good football and we have been in the title race for the last couple of years. Come the business end in the second half of the season, we are normally thereabouts fighting for the title."

That fight has yet to lead to silverware for Kane, who has won back-to-back golden boots en route to his Spurs century but is still waiting to lift his first trophy.

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"Of course that is the aim, that is the most important thing," he said.

"All the individual records are good but you want to try and win club trophies, win the Premier League and the FA Cup.

"I'm really proud of reaching a hundred, hopefully I can get another hundred even quicker."

Kane's first goal of the season was a fortunate effort, an intended cross which sailed over Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and into the top corner. Toffees defender Michael Keane admitted his side fell apart after conceding in that fashion and called for more resilience.

"We started well and when they scored the goal we sort of collapsed," he said.

"It does knock you. Obviously we know they're a good team with a lot of quality, but it's frustrating to concede a goal like that when they have so many ways of scoring. If they cut you open you say 'fair enough'. It's one of those things and we have to react better when things like that happen."

They do not have to wait long for a chance to show improvement, with the first group game of their Europa League campaign in Italy against Atalanta on Thursday.

"We need to get this game behind us and the best way to do it is to play another," said Keane.

"I can't wait to play personally and get another chance to put things right."

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