Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane believes that the Lilywhites’ heartbreaking Champions League final defeat last season to Liverpool will motivate them to improve and perform even better this time around.
Spurs stunned Manchester City in the quarterfinal and followed it up with a remarkable comeback against Ajax.
However, they were outclassed by Liverpool in the final and had to settle for a runner-up finish.
Harry Kane urges Spurs to use UCL final defeat as motivation
Kane believes that his side will use that as motivation to come back even stronger.
“I think it just motivates you to get better. With the Champions League final, you want to play in those games all the time.
“We know it’s going to be tough to get back there this year and it’s down to us to perform.”
Spurs seemed to run out of steam during the final months of the Premier League. However, with Mauricio Pochettino strengthening the squad this summer, they look set to compete this time around.
Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke have been roped in this summer to help strengthen key areas of the squad.
Spurs are also in the market for a number of other star players, although no formal approaches have been made.
Kane feels Spurs have the squad to go deep in all competitions and put together a strong run in the Premier League as well.
“That’s always the aim. The manager has full trust in the squad. Whoever he gets in or gets rid of, that’s his choice; he’s the boss.
“Whatever happens from now until the end of the window, we know we’ve got a strong enough squad to compete. The top six is really tight so we just want to put a good run together.”
Pochettino’s side ended the previous campaign in fourth spot and will be eyeing a significant improvement this time around.