After netting a hat trick against Fulham at the Craven Cottage on Sunday, Harry Kane has set his sights on the semifinals of the FA cup, despite having Millwall to contend with in the quarter-finals.
The 23-year-old striker believes his team’s familiarity with playing on the Wembley pitch will put them in good stead if they eventually reach the semifinals, as they look to end their trophy drought, which now stretches to nine years.
Kane continued his excellent streak in netting in London derbies after scoring his 20th goal in just his 23rd Derby against Slavisa Jokanovic’s men.
Speaking after the game at Fulham, he said as quoted by source:
“It will be an advantage, 100 per cent,” “If we get through the next round of the FA Cup, the semi will be at Wembley. We are playing there on Thursday, hopefully we will get through. We have got to try and make it our home.
“We don’t know what we are doing next season – we could be there next season – so we want to make it as good for us as possible and win as many games as we can there and get that confidence going because we could be playing there a few times this season.” he added.
Tottenham are still in the running for the Europa League as well, but will need to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Gent on Thursday and are third on the Premier League table, 10 points behind runaway leaders, Chelsea.
The Wembley familiarity came as a result of Spurs playing their European home games at the national stadium due to construction of their old ground, White Hart Lane.