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Published: 22:38 | 18/4/16

Kane hails rampant Tottenham

Spurs thrash Stoke 4-0 to reduce gap to five points

Harry Kane hailed Tottenham's "best performance of the season" following Monday night's 4-0 thrashing of Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

Kane and Dele Alli each netted twice as Spurs kept up the pressure on leaders Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table.

But England striker Kane, who took his Premier League tally to 24 with his brace against the Potters, believes a rampant Spurs could have scored even more goals on an incredible night for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Tottenham now lie five points behind Leicester with four matches to play, and the league's top scorers and meanest defence have the momentum going into the business end of the season.

"What a performance! Stoke is a tough place to come and to win in the manner we did shows what sort of team we are," he told Sky Sports.

"We are not going anywhere - we scored four but could have had six or seven. It is one of our best performances all season but that's what we can do.

"Every single one of us put in a good performance and we have done for a while now.

"We are ready to put the pressure on Leicester. We think we can do it. Leicester are five points ahead but we have closed the gap, that's all we could do."

Claudio Ranieri's side were held to a 2-2 draw by West Ham on Sunday afternoon, and Kane admits that he had been desperate to get out and play against Stoke and pile the pressure on the league leaders.

"Leicester dropped points and I have been itching to play. I had to wait a whole day and a half," he said.

Alli, who has now scored ten Premier League goals this season, joked that he will volunteer for his extra training following his open-goal miss on 70 minutes.

"We have had the same mentality all season, it is important to keep going all season," he said.

"But I don't know how I missed that chance! Finishing training for me I think!"

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