Harry Kane’s tactical insight on the key to how Tottenham can defeat Burnley in Premier League

Tottenham lost away at Turf Moor earlier in the season, but the England captain believes his side can unlock Burnley in the crunch match.

Despite dismantling Arsenal 3-0 on Thursday night, the pressure is still on Tottenham to beat Burnley if they want to maintain their Champions League charge.

Spurs play a day before their north London rivals - who they trail by one point - and know they can put pressure on them by taking all three points on Sunday.

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However, in-form Burnley will not be an easy proposition, and the claret and blues beat Tottenham at Turf Moor earlier in the season.

Harry Kane has now scored 20 consecutive penalties. Credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Derby day hero Harry Kane is confident that his side can unlock Burnley’s defence, and he gave his thoughts on the key tactics after the Arsenal victory.

“I think we have to keep the energy high, I think you saw that today and against Liverpool,” Kane said.

“We had real high energy, with the ball and without the ball.

“We create plenty of chances and will hopefully score some goals.

“When you’re playing teams like Burnley at home, especially when there’s pressure on the game, you have to keep that energy high.

“You have to make sure you’re winning the ball back high, and creating chances, and that’s what we’ll try and do.”

Spurs striker Harry Kane looks dejected after the loss to Burnley. Credit: Stu Forster/Getty Images

And the England skipper pointed to an early goal being key to opening up Burnley’s low block.

“We expect them to make it difficult for us,” he told reporters.

“We’re probably going have more possession, but we’ll have to break them down.

“If we get the early goal and open the game up.”

Kane also gave his throughts on the tough night in the north west earlier in the season, when Spurs lost 1-0.

Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur gives their team instructions during the Premier (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

“It was a really tough game, a tight game away at their place,” Kane remembered

“Raining, windy, difficult game, difficult night for us.

“They got the goal, but it could have gone either way.”

If Spurs take all three points against Burnley, that will ramp up pressure on their north London rivals Arsenal - who don’t play until Monday night.