Friday 22 June 2018

Portugal POR 1

Morocco MAR 0

REPORT

Uruguay URY 1

Saudi Arabia SAU 0

REPORT

Iran IRN 0

Spain ESP 1

REPORT

Denmark DNK 1

Australia AUS 1

REPORT

France FRA 1

Peru PER 0

REPORT

Argentina ARG 0

Croatia CRO 3

REPORT

Brazil BRA

Costa Rica CRI

Nigeria NGA

Iceland ISL

Serbia SRB

Switzerland SUI

Belgium BEL

Tunisia TUN

South Korea KOR

Mexico MEX

Germany GER

Sweden SWE

England ENG

Panama PAN

Japan JPN

Senegal SEN

Poland POL

Colombia COL

Saudi Arabia SAU

Egypt EGY

Uruguay URY

Russia RUS

Spain ESP

Morocco MAR

Iran IRN

Portugal POR

Denmark DNK

France FRA

Australia AUS

Peru PER

Iceland ISL

Croatia CRO

Nigeria NGA

Argentina ARG

Mexico MEX

Sweden SWE

South Korea KOR

Germany GER

Switzerland SUI

Costa Rica CRI

Serbia SRB

Brazil BRA

Senegal SEN

Colombia COL

Japan JPN

Poland POL

Panama PAN

Tunisia TUN

England ENG

Belgium BEL

Kane sets sights on FA Cup as Spurs edge closer to Champions League return

Tottenham are eight points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea with seven games remaining in the Premier League following their 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane

By Nick Purewal, Press Association Sport

Harry Kane insists Tottenham must win the FA Cup to regard this season as a success.

Fit-again Kane returned weeks ahead of schedule after ankle ligament trouble in Sunday’s 3-1 Premier League win at Chelsea.

Spurs’ first victory at Stamford Bridge since 1990 opened up an eight-point gap to fifth-placed Chelsea, leaving Mauricio Pochettino’s men in pole position for the fourth and final Champions League qualification berth.

Tottenham will face Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-finals on April 21, with Kane now targeting silverware to top a productive campaign.

“Champions League football is a must and we’re in a great position,” Kane told a number of national newspapers.

“I think we’ve got to try and win the FA Cup. If we do that, we can say it’s been a very good season.

ipanews_68218dbe-6a06-440f-afa0-afdb2f203160_embedded235793626
Harry Kane

“Obviously City have run away with the league this year, and fair play to them.

“But for us, it’s about maintaining the Champions League every year and hopefully we can do that. We’re in a comfortable position, we’ve got to go on and finish well.

“We don’t just want to be a team that gets there one or two years and then falls off. We deserve to be there. We showed this year in the Champions League that we can compete with the best.

“It was disappointing to go out but we had some great results, so we want to be there again next year and do the same.”

Chelsea took the lead on Sunday through Alvaro Morata’s header but Spurs hit back to take the points, with Dele Alli netting twice in four second-half minutes after Christian Eriksen had equalised on the stroke of half-time with a spectacular strike.

The Blues’ first home defeat to Spurs in 31 matches all but ends their hopes of Champions League qualification for next term, and increases speculation about manager Antonio Conte’s future at the club.

Defender Cesar Azpilicueta insisted, however, that Chelsea will not give up their quest for a fourth-place finish.

“It’s a hard kick for us because our target was to get closer to them and after the game we are even further away, but it’s a massive target for us so we have to make sure we fight until the end to try to get that spot,” Azpilicueta told Chelsea’s official club website.

“We started the game well, we scored the first goal and were in control but the late equaliser was hard to take because after the first half, and our performance, we didn’t deserve for it to be 1-1 but that’s football.

“We had more chances to score goals, we didn’t do that and we know the Premier League is tough. We were playing against a strong side and, from nothing, a good strike made it 1-1.

“After that it was different. It was hard to take the goal before half-time when you’ve been controlling the game, but sometimes that can happen, in your favour and against you. Then in two actions in five minutes they came back and got the win that obviously we knew would have been very important for us.”

Press Association

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport