Tottenham’s derby hero Harry Kane ramps up the pressure on Arsenal ahead of Newcastle match
Spurs are playing before Arsenal this weekend, and Harry Kane hopes that will put pressure on the Gunners in the Champions League race.
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Spurs take on Burnley at home this lunchtime, while the Gunners have to make the long trip to Tyneside to face Eddie Howe’s Newcastle.
The Magpies are one of the league’s in-form teams, and Kane revealed he would be cheering on the Geordies from his sofa.
And the striker hopes that if Spurs can get the three points against the Claret and Blues, that will ramp up the pressure on their cross-town rivals.
“I’d rather be going first than second of course,” Kane told reporters after a man of the match performance in the north London derby.
“But we still need to go out there and win, otherwise it makes their job a lot easier.
“So if we can do that, it makes their game a lot tougher on Monday night, away to Newcastle.
“But we still have to win.”
And Kane laughed when asked if he’d get the popcorn out for Monday Night Football if Spurs win.
“We’ll be watching it for sure,” he said.
“I don’t know if I’ll have the popcorn out, but we need to get our job done first on Sunday.”
The England skipper revealed he would be cheering on the Geordies as they look to beat the Gunners in their final home game of the season.
“I think a lot of us will be watching it and hoping for a good result for Newcastle,” Kane said.
Spurs currently trail their north London rivals by one point with two games left in the season, but know the momentum is with them after the derby win.
They will have to beat Burnley first though, who upset the applecart by defeating Tottenham 1-0 earlier in the year on a wet and miserable night in the north west.
After the game, Antonio Conte threatened to walk out, saying he couldn’t succeed at N17.
“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.
“We expect them to make it difficult for us.
“We’re probably going have more possession, but we’ll have to break them down.
“If we get the early goal we can open the game up.”