Harry Kane challenges Dele Alli to score 20 League goals


"For Dele to get 16 league goals this season is awesome".

"I said earlier in the season that if you want to be title contenders, you need two or three players getting double figures", Kane told reporters.

"He's a goalscorer. Right or left foot he can go either way, fantastic technique and I think he is growing in confidence", Kane said.

Despite transferring for a then world record fee from Tottenham to Real Madrid, Gareth Bale retains a certain affinity for Spurs, the club that helped him develop into the player he is today.

Tottenham's back five has been particularly injury-hit and Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen and Rose have started just five league games together this season.

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Last season's PFA Young Player of Year has now been involved in 40 Premier League goals in his short top-flight career - more than Frank Lampard, David Beckham and Steven Gerrard combined before they had reached their 21st birthdays. He is not really a midfielder, nor is he an out-and-out striker; Alli has scored 16 goals this season, the same amount as Sergio Aguero and two more than Eden Hazard, while he has also provided six assists. "They are the best coached team in the league, I think they're a young team who are getting better and better".

Tottenham Hotspur have "bigger things" in their sights than finishing above Arsenal this season as they step up their pursuit of Premier League leaders Chelsea, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino. "At the beginning, we were playing with a fast counter-attack but after the second goal we lost our concentration for a little bit and that's when the game was lost". Everyone through the team has been fantastic.

"It's true that all can happen in football but you must keep that mentality we have been showing and show we've improved a lot from last season".

Tottenham's win on Saturday temporarily reduced Chelsea's lead at the top of the table to four points but the seven point lead had been reinstated by the end of the day after Chelsea beat Bournemouth 3-1.

Spurs were originally scheduled to host Manchester United on Saturday May 13 at 3pm but the game has been picked for television coverage and will now take place on Sunday May 14 at 4.30pm.