Tottenham 'lucky to have' Harry Kane after scoring twice to beat Leicester City

A 3-0 victory makes it four wins in the last five games for Spurs, while the Foxes are struggling to keep hold of their top four place

Jose Mourinho said Tottenham Hotspur are lucky to have Harry Kane after the England striker scored two fine goals to lead his side to a 3-0 Premier League win over Leicester City on Sunday.

Tottenham took the lead through James Justin's early own goal before Kane took centre stage with two superb finishes before half-time in what could be a hammer blow to fourth-placed Leicester's Champions League dreams.

But the day belonged to Kane and his manager believes the England captain is among the finest forwards he has worked with during an illustrious career that has taken in spells at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Manchester United.

"It was two very important goals for us and the third one was Harry Kane's goal. It was amazing quality," Mourinho said. "Harry is second to none. As a striker, as a goalscorer, a team player and a leader, he is fantastic.

"It is difficult to make him better but the better the team is, the better he can be. It depends more on us. He is an amazing professional and works very well. He is a fantastic striker and Tottenham is so lucky to have him."

After a fourth win in their last five games, Tottenham climb to sixth place with one game remaining at Crystal Palace.

Wolverhampton Wanderers, two points behind Tottenham, would go back above Mourinho's side if they beat Palace in their penultimate match on Monday.

"Clearly we are one of the teams with more points during this period than after the break," Mourinho said. "Now we have to fight to finish sixth. We have to win and that is difficult and wait for something in our other opponents.

"Seventh is what we can achieve without dependance on the others. What we are doing and what we are improving is very important for next season."

While Tottenham keep their focused fixed ahead, Leicester will be nervously looking over their shoulders. Brendan Rodgers' side are ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United only on goals scored and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have played a game less.

United return to league action against West Ham on Wednesday before a decisive showdown against Leicester at the King Power Stadium on the last day of the season next Sunday.

Third-placed Chelsea, who have two games left against Liverpool and Wolves, remain one point above Leicester, who have won just two of their eight league games since the coronavirus hiatus, potentially squandering a golden opportunity to return to the Champions League for the first time since 2016-17.

"It was always going to go down to the last game and we have a shot to get into the Champions League," Rodgers said. "The players will have a couple of days rest then focus on the next game. It will be a fantastic game and we can look forward to it."

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