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Kane insists Spurs are “in the mix” for the title as they eye scalp of leaders Chelsea

Date Posted,December 29, 2016

Harry Kane admits the fight for the Premier League title is the toughest he can remember – despite Chelsea’s incredible winning streak.

The Spurs striker will bid to end the Blues’ 12-game winning striker next Wednesday night when Antonio Conte’s men travel to White Hart Lane for a widely-anticipated showdown.

But with Arsenal, Liverpool and both Manchester clubs all firmly in contention- and set to strengthen when the window reopens – Kane believes the race remains wide open.

The England marksman said: “There are six strong teams in the running for it.

Spurs claimed a crucial 4-1 win over Southampton in Wednesday (Photo: Reuters)

“We are up there, in the mix and all we can do is winning games and see where it takes us.

“We are on a good little run at the moment and hopefully it continues on the weekend and push on in the new year.”

After a run of just one win in ten in all competitions between mid-October and the end of November, Spurs have won five of their last six and sit just a point off the top four.

They still remain ten points off leaders Chelsea but Kane believes a ten-day break – between their win over Burnley on December 18 and Wednesday night’s 4-1 win at Southampton – will have helped to recharge their batteries ahead of a tough second half of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino allowed his players to jet off to see their families on Christmas Day.

Harry Kane misses a penalty
Kane missed a penalty against Southampton (Photo: Getty Images)

Kane added: “I think it was good thing. We obviously don’t normally get that break over Christmas.

“We used it to our advantage and now we have had ten days off ahead of a few games in quick succession.

“Maybe we can use that to help us. We feel fresh and we have a fit squad anyway.”

While Chelsea were impressive 3-0 winners at home to Bournemouth on Boxing Day, Spurs showed against Southampton that they do not rely only on Harry Kane for their goals.

Dele Alli struck twice and Son Heung Min regained his scoring touch to see off the Saints.

Kane went on: “It is a great boost and generates confidence within a squad when there is not just one or two players scoring goals but the whole team is contributing.

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