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Kane: ‘It’s going to be a tough, long season’

Harry Kane has said that it is going to be a long and tough season for Spurs after were made to work for their 3-1 victory over Aston Villa.

The newly-promoted side took a first-half lead through John McGinn, who latched onto a long-ball from Tyrone Mings before slotting past Hugo Lloris.

Spurs did eventually grab all three points though thanks to a cracking debut goal from club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele, before Kane netted twice in the final four minutes to complete the turnaround at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

Speaking after the game, Kane said that Liverpool and Manchester City‘s opening day wins have ‘set the standard’ in what is going to be a ‘tough, long season’.

“It was tough, they got their noses in front and made it difficult for us,” Kane told Match of the Day.

“Once Tanguy (Ndombele) got his goal we knew we were going to be full throttle for the last 10, 15 minutes. We were knocking on the door and it was only a matter of time.

“From there we really pushed on and won the ball back even higher.

“It’s nice to get my first goals here, celebrate in front of the fans. I’m here to work hard for the team and when the chances come put them away.

“Liverpool set the standard last night, then City this morning so we know it’s going to be a tough, long season – we got off to a winning start and there is still lots of things to work on.”

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