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Kane sets sights on Carabao Cup Final

"This is the aim of the club and the manager, it’s down to us to go and get the job done..."

4 January 2021

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says he and his team-mates are firmly focused on reaching this season's Carabao Cup Final, ahead of their Semi-Final clash against Brentford on Tuesday evening.

Spurs saw off Chelsea on penalties to kick-start their Cup campaign back in November, before seeing off Stoke City in the last round, and have a real opportunity to win the competition for the first time since 2007/08.

Speaking to the EFL ahead of their midweek Semi-Final, Kane is expecting Brentford to provide a tough test, but says silverware is the ultimate aim for those associated with Tottenham.

"If we can get through to the Final, it will give us a big boost in confidence for the rest of the season," he said. "This is the aim of the club and the manager, it’s down to us to go and get the job done.

"Semi-finals are always big games no matter what competition it’s in. It’s an opportunity to play in a final and a win means we can be one step closer to winning a trophy.

"People may think we should cruise through the game, but it won’t be like that. Brentford are a very good team who beat a Premier League team [Newcastle United] in the Quarter-Finals."

Spurs are managed by the joint-most successful manager in League Cup history in Jose Mourinho, who has won the competition on four occasions with Chelsea and Manchester United respectively.

Kane also has experience of reaching the Final, having helped Spurs see off Sheffield United in the Semis in 2014/15, and it's a game he recalls fondly.

"That was a great game," he added. "We won the first-leg 1-0 at home and then went 1-0 up away from home in the second leg from a [Christian] Eriksen free-kick, before they scored two quick goals.

"Our backs were against the wall. The atmosphere was great that day and it was a good game to be a part of. Thankfully, we scored a late winner and was able to get through to the Final.

"That was one of my first seasons at the highest level and it was good to be involved. Sheffield United were in League One then and it was a tough game. Hopefully we can take the experience from that game and use it on Tuesday.

"It will be a good challenge for us, we’re looking forward to it and hopefully we can get the job done."

Follow updates from Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford via @Carabao_Cup on Twitter.


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