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'I love it here' - Kane insists he won't leave Tottenham in pursuit of silverware

10:42 GMT 04/02/2017
The striker believes Spurs are “one of the best young teams in the world” and therefore thinks it would be foolish to seek a move away

Harry Kane has reiterated his desire to stay and fight for trophies at Tottenham, hailing the north Londoners as “one of the best young teams in the world”.

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The 23-year-old's 13 league goals so far this season have kept Spurs in the title race, having finished third last season after a late stumble saw Leicester City race clear.

With a contract until 2022, Kane's ambition is to start picking up silverware - which has thus far eluded him – but he insists he will not leave White Hart Lane in search of it.

"If you want to be a big club then you have to keep your big players and I love it here," he told the Daily Mail.

"I work for one of the best managers in the world and have one of the best young teams in the world, so why leave?

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"Some players want to earn as much as possible, but for me it is about being happy. Money is a plus to what I do, but it doesn't make you happy on its own.

"We have responded well to what happened last season. Now it's time to turn that into winning something. We have talked about it but really need to do it."

Kane has also revealed that Jermain Defoe was an inspiration for him when the former West Ham striker moved to Tottenham.

Defoe had already proven his Premier League class when he first sealed a switch to White Hart Lane in 2004, with Kane then on the books of Spurs' youth set-up.

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Kane took the opportunity to study Defoe in training and became determined to emulate him, and more than a decade on the 23-year-old has 62 top-flight goals and 17 England caps to his name.

"I used to watch Jermain Defoe train here," Kane, whose Spurs side drew 0-0 against Defoe's Sunderland on Tuesday, added. "One of the very best. Shoot early. One touch. Through a defender's legs.

"He also knew the odds were in his favour just after he missed one as he knew he was unlikely to miss two. I try to mimic that.

"Anyone can miss a chance, but it's how you react. Are you ready for the next one and the one after that? That's the mindset I try to have.

"Mind you, it doesn't stop you being annoyed after you have missed one."