Tottenham’s Harry Kane has got half a mind on the World Cup in Qatar


    Harry Kane has three games left for Spurs before the World Cup (Picture: Getty)
    Harry Kane has three games left for Spurs before the World Cup (Picture: Getty Images)

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane admits the World Cup is on a lot of players’ minds but is determined to give his all for his club before the tournament starts.

    Kane will lead England to Qatar in a fortnight but before then he has three games for Spurs as they aim to put the finishing touches on what would be a promising start to the campaign.

    Spurs needed a last-gasp goal from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to confirm their qualification for the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-1 win in Marseille on Tuesday, while they are in the mix at the top end of the Premier League too, with games against Liverpool and Leeds to come before the break.

    There is also a Carabao Cup tie with Nottingham Forest sandwiched in between, which means Kane has plenty of things to think about before he can turn his attention to the World Cup.

    ‘I said it before, you try not to think about it,’ he said. ‘I said the World Cup was going to come round really quickly, and it’s come round really quickly.

    ‘We’re in November already and in a couple of weeks we’ll be on the plane and playing the first game in no time.

    ‘I think a lot of players have got it in the backs of their minds but I think the top, top players manage to give 110 per cent no matter what. The more you try to think about managing yourself, it sometimes backfires. So, me personally, I’m just trying to focus on the next three games.

    ‘Of course it’s hard not to think about it but if we can have three good results it will put us in a really good place going into the World Cup.’

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