Spurs striker Kane’s ready to sink former team-mates as struggling Hull visit the Lane
Harry Kane has warned his former team-mates at Hull that they will get no favours at White Hart Lane on Saturday, and that Tottenham are ready to put another nail in their coffin.
Former Spurs captain Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore all left the Lilywhites to join Steve Bruce’s City, who are battling to avoid the drop in the Premier League.
Hull are two points inside the relegation zone with two games to go – away at Tottenham on Saturday and then at home against Manchester United. And, while they cannot be relegated this weekend because Sunderland and Leicester face each other, the Tigers desperately need a result in north London.
By contrast, Spurs have relatively little to play for – just a Europa League spot that could undermine their top-four challenge next season.
Along with their team-mates, manager and fans, Dawson, Huddlestone and Livermore will be hoping to come up against a flat and unmotivated Tottenham side this weekend – and they will have been buoyed to see their former club being outfought, outplayed and generally embarrassed in their 3-0 defeat at Stoke on Saturday.
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But Kane says Spurs’ home faithful can expect a reaction after that humbling in the Potteries, that they are “ready for the battle” against Hull, and that their friendship with some of their opponents will mean nothing.
“They’re good mates but it’s football, we’ll both be looking to win and that’s what it comes down to at the end – what happens on the pitch,” said Kane.
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“We might say a few words before or after but what happens on the pitch is obviously professional and we’re trying to get the three points.
“We’re playing for a bit of pride to be honest. We don’t want to let the fans down and you always want to win your last home game of the season.
“Hull will obviously be coming with their hearts on their sleeves, trying to stay up, and we’ve got to be ready for that. We’ll be ready for the battle and trying to win that game.”