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Tottenham news: Kane targets Newcastle opener

1 year ago

In the latest Tottenham Hotspur news, Harry Kane says he is aiming for a starting spot in Spurs’ side for the Premier League opener at Newcastle United on August 11, despite the 2018 World Cup only just finishing.

Kane featured in all but one of Tottenham’s league matches last season, returning an impressive 30 goals, before leading England at the 2018 World Cup.

The 24-year-old captained the Three Lions to the semi-finals in Russia and also picked up the Golden Boot award, having netted six times to finish two goals ahead of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Romelu Lukaku, Cristiano Ronaldo and Denis Cheryshev.

With the World Cup all wrapped up following France’s victory over Croatia in Sunday’s final, attention now turns towards the start of the domestic campaigns across Europe.

England’s Premier League kicks off on August 10 when Leicester City make the trip to Manchester United whilst Spurs open their account against Newcastle at St James’ Park a day later.

It is just 26 days until Mauricio Pochettino’s men take on the Tyneside outfit and Kane says he is hoping to be fit enough to start against the Magpies.

“I want to be playing in four weeks’ time,” he was quoted as saying by ESPN. “We’ll have to talk to the gaffer [Mauricio Pochettino] at Spurs. It will be a couple of weeks [off].

“The most important thing is mentally [to be ready]. Physically, this has been our preseason. We tick over and are not going to just do nothing for two weeks. We will ease our way into it.

“I will hopefully be back for the first game and hopefully try and score in August [for the first time in the Premier League] this year.”

Tottenham are 11/10 favourites with 138 Bet to pick up all three points against Newcastle, while a draw is priced at 12/5 and Rafael Benitez’s men 5/2 to kick off with a win.