Losing a Champions League final is undoubtedly a bitter pill to swallow, but Harry Kane said that the defeat motivates Tottenham to achieve more next season.

Spurs, playing in their first ever European Cup final, came up short against Liverpool in Madrid last month to deny the 25-year-old striker what would have been the first major trophy of his career.

But Kane, who returns to Hotspur Way tomorrow with the majority of his other Spurs team-mates, thinks that Tottenham can learn from their European experiences.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Kane said: “I think it just motivates you to get better. 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 4th in the Premier League last season, their fourth top-four finish in succession. Champions Manchester City are the only other side to match that feat, but can Mauricio Pochettino’s side challenge for their first league title since 1960/1961 next season?

“That’s always the aim,” the England captain said. “The manager has full trust in the squad. Whoever he gets in or gets rid of, that’s his choice; he’s the boss.

“Whatever happens from now until the end of the window, we know we’ve got a strong enough squad to compete. The top six is really tight so we just want to put a good run together.”

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