Harry Kane believes that Tottenham’s players haven’t been good enough this season.
The England skipper bagged a goal against Liverpool but couldn’t help his side as they fell to a 4-3 defeat against the Reds at Anfield.
It’s been a rough ride for supporters of the north London side of late with the club dropping out of the Champions League contention and appearing to be in freefall.
As a result, manager-less Tottenham are running the risk of securing no European football at all next term, something that would be a disaster for a club of their stature.
With Kane’s own future up in the air, Spurs fans will be desperate to see an upturn in results, something that the forward says is solely down to the players.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the defeat to Liverpool, Kane said: “It was a dreadful start in the first 20 minutes, it’s not the first time it’s happened this season. We need to start understanding big games better.
“The first 20 minutes is one game but then the other 75 minutes, we had chances, hit the post and fully deserved to get back into the game. Overall, it would’ve been a great comeback. The last 10 seconds is hard to put into words how or why that happens.
“I think over the course of the season we’ve shown we can come back into games and to do it here away at Anfield shows what we’re capable of but to have the starts we have had are hard to put into words and are unacceptable.
Asked about Tottenham recent poor form, Kane added: “There’s only so many words you can use, the bottom line is you need to go out there and show it isn’t that case.
“It’s on us to go away, find a reason why and see how it improves the situation. In these moment and these games, you can’t do what we did at the end. It’s a feeling of gut wrenching defeat.
“The table doesn’t lie, where we are doesn’t lie. We’ve got some fantastic players and moments but as a team we aren’t playing good enough collectively.
“We need to show we can go through games when it isn’t going our way. We deserve to be where we are. We have four games, this one is going to be hard to take but we have a week until the next game so we have to move on.
“I live in the moment, I live to give 110 percent in every place I am. There’s loads of positives today, we did some good things especially in the second half but overall football’s about winning and when you get yourself back into the game you have to find the way of getting the win and its just a sucker punch for it to end like that.”