Tottenham motivated by Champions League final loss, says Kane

Harry Kane hopes last season's Champions League run is not a one-off for Tottenham, but acknowledges it will "be tough" to replicate.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is hopeful the run to Champions League final will not be one-off for his side.   -  Getty Images

Harry Kane says Tottenham is motivated to become an even stronger team following last season's Champions League final heartbreak.

A 2-0 loss to Premier League rival Liverpool in June's showpiece denied Spurs what would have been a first major trophy since 2008.

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi gave Liverpool victory in Madrid, where Kane returned from injury but struggled to make an impact.

But Kane is hopeful the European run will not be a one-off for his side, which has moved to strengthen by bringing in Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for a club-record fee.

"I think it just motivates you to get better," Kane told Sky Sports. "With the Champions League final, you want to play in those games all the time.

"We know it's going to be tough to get back there this year and it's down to us to perform."

Spurs finished the 2018-19 campaign fourth in the Premier League to guarantee a place in the Champions League group stage.

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