Spurs’ Kane rues “schoolboy” concession: “We should’ve been better”

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Harry Kane wasn’t mincing words after Spurs dropped out of the contention for a UEFA Champions League knockout round berth.

Tottenham fell 2-1 at Monaco on Tuesday, bossed in the first half and unable to recover in the second. Kane’s penalty kick was the only Spurs goal of the day.

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But what stings more is that the PK leveled the score only for Monaco to retake the lead 39 seconds later, something Kane derided as “schoolboy” of his side.

From the BBC:

“The second goal took the stuffing out of us. I just don’t think on the day we were good enough.

“I’m gutted – we wanted to go far but it is something we will have to deal with. Losing two of our home games in this competition – yes, we played at Wembley this year but it has to be a fortress at home.

“We will look back and say it was the home games were we should’ve been better.”

He is, of course, correct. Spurs were not outclassed in most of their matches, excluding the first half on Tuesday. Now the question is whether they rebound to claim a spot in the Europa League, moreover if they even prefer that outcome.

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