Harry Kane says Tottenham are motivated to become an even stronger team following last season’s Champions League final heartbreak.
A 2-0 loss to Premier League rivals 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, who have moved to strengthen by bringing in Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for a club-record fee.
Gutted we couldn’t get the job done last night. We’ll learn from it and come back stronger next year. Thanks to our fans for your unbelievable support home and away this season. You’ve been incredible. #COYS pic.twitter.com/lylUnypQXb
— Harry Kane (@HKane) June 2, 2019
“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 themselves a place in the Champions League group stage.