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Kane: We must win the last five games for Champions League qualification

Next season, Tottenham and Arsenal are jostling for Champions League football, and Harry Kane feels every game has to be won to qualify.

Harry Kane insists Tottenham must win their five remaining Premier League games to qualify for the Champions League.

Antonio Conte’s Spurs are embroiled in a fight for fourth with rivals Arsenal. The latter are two points ahead after defeating Manchester United 3-1 before Tottenham was held by Brentford later on Saturday.

That capped a damaging two-game spell for Conte’s side after losing to Brighton and Hove Albion last week.

Spurs also failed to register a single shot on target across the games against Brighton and Brentford, having previously scored in 14 consecutive halves of Premier League football.

The north London pair meet in a rearranged fixture in the season’s penultimate week, which could decide who finishes fourth, and Kane urged Tottenham to collect maximum points from their final five games.

Spurs face Leicester City and Liverpool before concluding their campaign against Burley and Norwich City after the meeting with Mikel Arteta’s Gunners on May 12.

Kane told Standard Sport:

“To only get one point from those two games [Brighton and Brentford] is disappointing.

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“We’re running out of games in terms of dropping points.

“There are five games left, and we feel like we will have to win all of them.

“We are more than capable of doing that; we believe in that, which we’ll try and do.

“Is it still in our hands? Yeah. If we win the last five games, we will be in the Champions League, so that is how we’ve got to look at it.”

Kane – who is set to lead England at the World Cup later this year – also acknowledged facing quadruple-chasing Liverpool at Anfield while Burley is fighting relegation. However, Norwich will likely be consigned to the Championship by the final day.

“We know those five games will be difficult. But, then, we go to Liverpool away, which will be very tough,” he added.

“As we’ve seen this season, we have dropped points against teams where we were probably expected to win.

“And so have the others. So it is by all means not done yet.

“We have to stay focused and keep working hard. We have a little gap now to prepare and perform, and hopefully, we can put in a good performance against Leicester [on Sunday].

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‘It has been a long season, and we’ve had ups and downs this season. We’ve done great to put ourselves in this position now, but it is about who can finish it.

“That is the most important thing in football. Hopefully, it is us; we will work as hard as Possible to make sure it is us and get that Champions League spot.”

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