Kane urges Alli to stay calm as Tottenham eyes silverware

Harry Kane wants Dele Alli to remain calm as Premier League hopeful Tottenham eyes silverware in 2017-18.

Harry Kane (left) praised Dele Alli’s performance against Real Madrid earlier in the week.   -  Getty Images

Tottenham star Harry Kane warned team-mate Dele Alli he must keep his cool if Spurs is to win titles this season.

Alli inspired Tottenham's stunning 3-1 victory over Champions League titleholder Real Madrid with a brace on Wednesday, but the England international's temperament has proved problematic previously.

The 21-year-old attacker was forced to sit out Tottenham's opening three Champions League fixtures due to a European suspension picked up in a World Cup qualifier against Slovakia. And Kane wants Alli – who was involved in a heated tussle with Manchester United's Ashley Young in the Premier League last week – to remain calm as Tottenham eyes silverware.

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"Hopefully he stays calm and we'll have him for the rest of the campaign," Kane said. "It hurt him he was banned for three games, as it would anyone. Especially missing big games - like Dortmund and Madrid. So you can see he was raring to go and what a performance from him. He was fantastic. He does it in the Premier League as well. One-v-one he can take players on. He's a good finisher, he gets into the box."

Tottenham is third in the Premier League, eight points behind leader Manchester City as it prepares to host lowly Crystal Palace on Sunday.

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