Harry Kane believes Tottenham will have an advantage in the Premier League race for a top-four finish because they won’t be distracted by European competition.

Spurs are eighth in the table and seven points behind Chelsea, who occupy the final spot which guarantees qualifying for the Champions League next season.

After Norwich eliminated them from the FA Cup, RB Leipzig knocked Jose Mourinho ‘s team out of Europe in their last match, before the coronavirus pandemic forced the worldwide suspension of football.

Meanwhile, their competitors for a top-four finish like Chelsea, Manchester United, Wolves, Sheffield United and Arsenal all participate in at least one more game.

Tottenham to benefit from Premier League returns

Kane is confident of his side’s chances of booking a return to the next term continental competition with only the English top flight to focus on.

He said to Sky Sports: “We ‘re not in any of the other tournaments from our point of view, but we’ve got nine games to focus on picking up as many points and trying to get into the Champions League spots. So our attention will at least be in one competition.”

Kane hasn’t played for two months before the Premier League was suspended, because of a muscle injury.

This month’s league will resume with Tottenham beginning on June 19 with a home game against fifth-placed Manchester United and the England international will be fit for action.

Despite the long break, the 26-year-old says he’s in good shape.

Kane has scored 11 times and made two assists in 20 appearances in the Premier League this season. He has only four years left on his contract at Spurs.


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