Kane: We’re driven by finishing above Arsenal

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane says finishing ahead of fierce rivals Arsenal will drive them on ahead of the final games of the 2015/16 season.

Spurs require one more point to be sure of clinching second place behind Leicester and finish a season above their North London rivals for the first time for 21 years.

Arsenal’s final game is at home against Championship-bound Aston Villa.

Kane said: “It would be a really good feeling. It was not something we focused on at the start of the season but now we are here it would be good, it would be good for the fans.

“They would have the bragging rights for once in a long time so, yes, we want to finish second. It is in our hands, we just have to win at Newcastle and then it’s job done.

“We all know what it means – we haven’t won the league this year, but there is still a lot to play for and that is definitely one thing.”

Although they will be back in the Champions League next season, Kane agreed it would be hard to stomach a late slip after this fine campaign when their football has drawn many plaudits. Spurs have not finished in the top two for more than half a century.

“It would be hard,” he said. “We definitely want to finish second, that is our aim. It would be a blow but we go to Newcastle and we still back ourselves to win that game.”