Harry Kane wants to stay at Tottenham despite Real Madrid link
By Paul Vinnell
Last Updated: 11/01/16 2:47pm
Harry Kane insists he sees his long-term future at Tottenham and will not be following Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
Kane, 22, has been back in form in front of goal in recent weeks - including scoring a late equaliser from the penalty spot in the 2-2 draw with Leicester in the FA Cup on Sunday - after a slow start to the Premier League season.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino last week played down reports the England striker had emerged as a target for Real, who signed Bale from Spurs for a world-record fee of £85m in 2013.
And Kane himself insists his future lies in north London with Spurs.
"Yes, definitely," he replied when asked if he sees Tottenham as his long-term home.
"There are always going to be rumours flying around but I'm happy here. The club is in a good shape, we have a great future and I'm raring to go so we will see what happens.
"We have got a lot of young players raring to go who are getting better and better with each game and that is all we have got to do. Keep working hard on the training field, we are getting better and more experienced the more we play and I think we can only get better."
Kane was one of seven changes made for the FA Cup tie against Leicester, who make a swift return to White Hart Lane for a Premier League meeting on Wednesday.
Pochettino is likely to welcome back the majority of those given a break on Sunday and Kane believes fourth-placed Spurs have enough to fight for honours across the board this season, even without strengthening in the transfer window.
"We have got a very good squad," Kane added. "You see here we made some changes and they came in and did very well.
"It is down to the manager what he wants to do in the transfer window, us as players just have to focus on each game that comes along and try and do our best.
"That is what we will do and we have a busy period coming up now especially with the replay, so we have got to keep working hard.
"If the gaffer doesn't want anyone in, we are happy to go and fight for places in the league and fight for the cup competitions."