LONDON – Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane does not expect Premier League champions Manchester City and runner-up Liverpool to step off the gas this season, and said the London side have to match the relentless approach of the top two to keep up.
City clinched the league title with 98 points to Liverpool’s 97 as part of a domestic treble last season, while the Merseyside club won their sixth European championship.
Asked by the British media if Tottenham were best equipped to compete with the dominant duo this season, Kane said: “Yes hopefully, but it’s still going to take a lot of hard work.”
Liverpool lead the league with three wins from as many games, while City are second, two points behind them.
“As you’re seeing... there’s no letting up from them,” said Kane, whose team lost 1-0 to Newcastle United on Sunday.