Led by their star striker, Spurs have now scored in seven straight matches in a stark flip of fortunes
Tottenham have been lifted by Harry Kane’s brace of their 2-Zero Europa League win over Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday, with Hugo Lloris saying the talisman’s instincts across the field have been consultant of a magnetic reference to the ball.
Each of Kane’s first-leg objectives got here after he seized possession from an odd bounce – he swept in an Erik Lamela shot that had clattered the submit and later pounced on a botched clearance try.
The 27-year-old skilled knee discomfort towards the tip of proceedings, however supervisor Jose Mourinho later dismissed the issue as “not something critical”.
What has Lloris mentioned?
“He’s simply having fun with his soccer,” Lloris mentioned of Kane to BT Sport. “As we are able to see he attracts the ball. Lamela made a tremendous job [open things up for] the primary purpose and Harry was there on the proper time to attain. His second provides some reduction to the staff earlier than the second leg.
“We had some ups and downs within the season however we come into an necessary interval now and it’s good to really feel the gamers are prepared to assist the staff. If we work properly as a staff we’ll give our expertise extra energy to make the distinction.”
What has Mourinho mentioned?
“[Kane] is doing every thing,” Mourinho instructed BT Sport. “He’s doing the striker job of scoring objectives, the teamwork of making area and linking play and the additional work not many strikers do in defence.
“He helps us loads. He has an unimaginable variety of clearances from crosses and corners. We could not be happier.
“[The knee issue] I do not imagine is something massive. Sunday is a match everybody needs to play and little issues won’t cease him. I haven’t got the sensation it isn’t something critical.”
Tottenham will carry a resurgent assault into this weekend’s derby with Arsenal, and their comfy Europa League victory will keep confidence whereas reducing anxieties a notch for the following second leg of the last-16 on March 18.
Mourinho was ready to make use of Gareth Bale and Lucas Moura off the bench in opposition to Zagreb, preserving their power for fixtures forward.