Harry Kane hopes to build ‘strong relationship’ with new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho
Harry Kane hopes to construct a”strong connection” with new Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho.
The England captain dual in Tottenham’s 4-2 triumph over Olympiakos on Tuesday helped book a Champions League last-16 location for Mourinho’s brand new side.
Kane says he is eager to work together with the Chelsea and Manchester United director, expecting to win his first piece of silverware at Spurs.
“It’s early days, we have a good relationship up to now, we talk, we try and help the group,” Kane explained.
“Obviously me being among the leaders at the group he seems to me for feelings and ideas on the group.
“When you are winning games it definitely helps your connection. Hopefully we can create a relationship.
“We know we both want to win huge competitions. That’s the team’s aim, that is my goal and that’s the aim of the manager. I can help him see where we can go and do that this season.
“He’s a new boss, he’s been less than a week, so he has had two matches. It’s been all about trying to conserve the energy, not attempting to work with all the players because of the games.
“But we have a very long season ahead so that I am sure we will get to know each other well during the upcoming few months and implement what he needs on our team.
“But at the end of the day it has two wins from two, favorable start so let’s hope it lasts.”
Spurs are through to the last 16 for the third successive year and it means they could travel by using their place in ensured into Bayern Munich to the last Group B game.
They appreciated a run in the knockout phases of last season , culminating in an appearance in the final, and Kane wants his side to build on this.
“It was important we capable, we didn’t want to leave it before the previous match,” he added.
“After going 2-0 down [from Olympiakos] it was a disappointing beginning, but credit for the boys for digging deep and finding a wonderful operation from the second half and becoming through.
“We know exactly what we did last year in the knockout stages and we have to take that positive energy and try and perform similar and move even farther.
“We’ve got a excellent group, no doubt about that. We’ve got among the best squads in Europe.
“In football when things do not go your way it is not hard to maybe lose your levels just a bit and you wind up going to a downward spiral and you have to pick it up.
“Last few games we have done that but we all know we’ve got a great deal of hard work to keep that.”