Harry Kane says cup run will make Wembley feel ‘more like home’

By Alexander Ford 

Harry Kane wants Tottenham Hotspur to go on a cup run so they can make Wembley feel ‘more like home’ ready for next season, when they move into the stadium.

Spurs are set to play all their home games in next year’s campaign, with much-needed redevelopments and improvements being made at White Hart Lane.

Before Tottenham can play another game in the FA Cup at Wembley though, they will have to overcome a quarter-final tie against London rivals Millwall.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men will also need to overcome a first-leg defeat to K.A.A. Gent on Thursday in the Europa League, should they want to be able to play more home games at England’s stadium this season.

“The more we play at Wembley this season the better,” Kane told The Mirror.

“The more we play there, the further we will be going in the competitions and the more used to the surroundings we will be. It is important that we try to do that, get a good feeling there, get used to it, play our style of football.

“We have got to try and make it our home. And I think playing at Wembley will give us an advantage over other teams when we get to the finals.”

It hasn’t been the easiest of times for Spurs recently, with the team suffering back-to-back defeats to Liverpool and Gent, calling Pochettino in to action.

“We have been starting quite slow in games and it was just about bringing the desire back to the team, bringing that hunger back to the team,” Kane said.

“Sometimes we need a reminder of who we are and what we are about.”

The striker didn’t seem too worried about the drop in form from his side in recent games and insisted it wouldn’t last long.

“Everyone is calling it a blip,” Kane said.

“It is one game away to Liverpool we lost and away at Gent. I think if we win on Thursday it makes it a lot sweeter and it doesn’t seem as bad.

“We are not going to play the whole season perfectly – there are going to be ups and downs. It is about limiting them and hopefully we are on the up for the rest of the season.”