Led by their star striker, Spurs have now scored in seven straight matches in a stark flip of fortunes
Tottenham had 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 had 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 publish 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 severe”.
What has Lloris stated?
“He’s simply having fun with his soccer,” Lloris stated of Kane to BT Sport. “As we are able to see he attracts the ball. Lamela made an incredible job [open things up for] the primary objective and Harry was there on the proper time to attain. His second offers some aid to the group earlier than the second leg.
“We had some ups and downs within the season however we come into an vital interval now and it’s good to really feel the gamers are prepared to assist the group. If we work properly as a group we are going to give our expertise extra energy to make the distinction.”
What has Mourinho stated?
“[Kane] is doing every thing,” Mourinho advised 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 quite a bit. He has an unbelievable variety of clearances from crosses and corners. We could not be happier.
“[The knee issue] I do not imagine is something large. Sunday is a match everybody needs to play and little issues is not going to cease him. I haven’t got the sensation it’s not something severe.”
Tottenham will convey a resurgent assault into this weekend’s derby with Arsenal, and their comfy Europa League victory will preserve confidence whereas decreasing 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 vitality for fixtures forward.