Wednesday 13 December 2017

Losing final worst feeling ever says Kane

Harry Kane says losing the League Cup final was the "worst feeling in the world" but he is sure it will drive Tottenham on to win silverware of their own.

Tottenham missed an opportunity to end their seven-year trophy drought on Sunday as Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners at Wembley.

The Blues lifted the trophy after what Kane described as "scrappy" and "lucky" deflected goals from John Terry and Kyle Walker, who accidentally turned the ball into his own net from Diego Costa's cross.

For Kane, a Spurs youth product, losing to one of the club's biggest rivals on the biggest stage hurt badly.

"I'm gutted for the players, for my team-mates, for the staff, for the club itself," the Tottenham striker said.

"It's the worst feeling in the world - losing, and losing in a final on the big stage is even worse."

The disappointment was clear on Kane's face as he accepted his runner's up medal after climbing the Wembley steps with the rest of his downcast team-mates.

A few minutes later, Jose Mourinho and his side trod the same path and lifted the trophy as Kane and his Spurs team-mates watched on from below.

Although it was a disheartening experience, Kane hopes the bitter taste of defeat will drive Spurs on to win finals in the future.

"When you see Chelsea lifting that trophy it makes the fire in your belly burn that you want to be back and you want to be lifting that trophy and that's what we've got to do with the squad we have," the 21-year-old said.

"I think everyone's proud of themselves.

"We gave it our all. We played the way we wanted to play and it just didn't go for us.

"Both their goals you could say were a bit scrappy, a bit lucky, but that's the difference in the top games on the big stage and it went Chelsea's way.

"We've got to dust ourselves off and move on as quickly as possible."

With Spurs out of the FA Cup, the League Cup was the last chance they had to win silverware this year.

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