Ben Davies hails ‘inspirational’ Harry Kane as goals and assists keep flowing

Jonathan Veal, PA
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Tottenham defender Ben Davies has called Harry Kane “inspirational” as the striker’s standout season continues.

Kane bagged his 25th and 26th goals of the season in Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League win over Dinamo Zagreb while he has also added 16 assists in all competitions.

And with another game that he usually excels in – the north London derby – coming up on Sunday, Davies has hailed his team-mate’s impact.

“He’s huge. I think his goals speak for themselves this season with the amount he chips in for us, he’s a real talisman for the team,” Davies said.

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“But also just around the place, he’s a very hard worker, very determined and when you have somebody like him leading the way, not just in terms of being such a big character, but also leading by example, he is very inspirational for everyone else.

“The stats speak for themselves in terms of how good he’s been this year but as a squad it’s quite hard for us to say because we see the quality that he brings every single day.

“On the training pitch, we see his quality in so many games and it’s hard to say he’s taken a step up because he’s so good anyway. If he keeps up this form then it’s going to be another amazing season for him.”

Spurs go to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday knowing a victory would move them 10 points clear of Arsenal, which would surely lock in a fifth successive season of finishing above them in the league.

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Davies is not focusing on that, though, and is focusing on making it four league wins on the bounce.

“We don’t really get dragged too much into that as a squad because we focus on ourselves and hopefully that result of finishing better than them is as a consequence of us doing well,” he said.

“Our aim this year is to win a trophy and to finish as high as we can.

“Of course it’s always a big moment when we beat them because football is about rivalry and the passion that comes with it and if we beat them then it’s all the better.”