Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has explained why his side defeated Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford in Monday’s Premier League fixture.
Goals from Kane (1) and Lucas Moura (2) ensured victory for the Mauricio Pochettino side.
Kane said Spurs defeated the Jose Mourinho’s men because they wanted to start the Premier League with three wins from their games.
The England captain admitted that his side didn’t play well in the first half but had to step up their tempo in the second half to punished United.
“That’s massive to come here and win the way we did – it’s a big statement,” Kane told Sky Sports.
“We wanted to start the season well and got three wins out of three. It’s been a fantastic start.
“We didn’t play well in first half so we had to step up the tempo. The first goal is so important so we got it and then we punished them.
“We haven’t started well in previous years and we’ve had to play catch up for the rest of the season and you have to stay up there all the way through, so this will give us huge belief. We’re not getting too carried away of course.
“From half time we said get more tempo, keep the ball in their half and when we got our chances we took them. Lucas (Moura) has been great. So fast, great at pressing and at winning balls back. He’s a danger and that’s what we need. We’re a team that like to press hard with a lot of energy and he’s done that fantastically this season.
“We’re trying to create our own history. At Spurs, we’ve not been a club who have been at the top of the league year on year so we have to be up there and keep challenging for titles. For us as players we’ve got that drive and hunger to take the club to the next level.
“People will be talking about Liverpool and those kind of teams and but they will have to put their money where their mouth is.”