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Harry Kane: Tottenham and England are ready to win trophies

Spurs have not lifted any silverware since the League Cup in 2008

England captain Harry Kane is targeting silverware for both Tottenham and the Three Lions in 2019.

Tottenham have not won any trophy since 2008 but are through to the League Cup quarter-finals, where they will face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow night. They have also secured a Champions League last-16 spot and will take on German club Borussia Dortmund.

Spurs lost to Arsenal 4-2 in the Premier League earlier this month but the 25-year-old is looking for revenge against their north London rivals and has urged his side to end their trophy drought.

Kane told Sky Sports News: “The stage we are at now as a team, it is the next step for us. We have to start winning trophies.

“If we win this one, it will be another tough team out of the tournament so it is a big opportunity for us and one we are really looking forward to.

“It is massive. Obviously, we played them a couple of weeks ago and they got one over on us. It will be nice to play them again so soon. Hopefully we can get it right this time and get the win. It is a quarter-final against your London rivals so it does not get much bigger.”

International ambitions

It’s not just at club level where Kane has ambitions of lifting trophies but also for the England national team.

Appointed England skipper earlier this year Kane helped the Three Lions reach the Fifa World Cup semi-finals where they lost to Croatia. His six goals meant he left Russia as the World Cup golden boot winner.

England are without a major international trophy since winning the World Cup in 1966, but they have qualified for next summer’s Uefa Nations League finals. Should they beat the Netherlands in the semi-finals England would then face Portugal or Switzerland in the final.

Kane says that Gareth Southgate’s young squad should not fear anyone, The Sun reports. He said: “You could say we’ve blown the shackles away. It’s been a long time since we reached the semi-final in a major tournament, we won a knockout game for the first time in a while, a penalty shoot-out as well [in Russia].

“There were a lot of high-pressure situations where maybe in the past we wouldn’t have come through. But this team has and going on to the Nations League, beating Croatia and Spain, will only give us more belief and more experience. We have no reason to fear anyone now. It is down to us to maintain that in years to come.”

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