Tottenham must work harder to battle through ‘tough spell’, says Harry Kane

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Tottenham must work harder to battle through ‘tough spell’, says Harry Kane

Harry Kane says hard work is the only way Tottenham can ignite their season after victory over Brighton ended a difficult spell.

Spurs halted a miserable run of three successive defeats with a hard-fought win on the south coast on Saturday evening, with Harry Kane and Erik Lamela putting the visitors in charge before Anthony Knockaert's late consolation.

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The inquests into Tottenham's season were already being held after losses to Watford, Liverpool and Inter Milan, with fatigue a stated factor after nine of their players were in Russia for the duration of the World Cup.

Kane, who says there was no player summit after the loss at Inter Milan, maintains everyone is feeling sharp.

"We all talk around the training ground but there was not an official meeting," he added. "We are in a tough spell but that is football.

"The only way to get through that is to work harder. Whether that is on the training pitch or during games.

"It was important, as a team, that we were all better and all had more energy.

"A lot of us played in the World Cup and a lot of people have been talking about that but we all feel fit and sharp.

"It is important we proved that. A lot of people speak about tiredness and fatigue but we all feel fine. We all feel good.

"It was important we showed that. We were all pressing and this is when we are at our best."