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Tottenham striker Kane: No excuses for poor season start

Tottenham striker Harry Kane says there's no excuses for their poor start to the season.

Spurs were dumped out of the Carabao Cup on penalties by League Two Colchester United on Tuesday night.

Kane insists he and his team-mates can't hide behind excuses anymore and need to get back to winning ways when Southampton visit this weekend.

"To only win two games out of our first seven is not the standards that we've set in previous years," Kane said.

"Obviously the two draws at (Manchester) City and Arsenal are not terrible results, but being 2-0 up at Arsenal and drawing does feel like a terrible result.

"We've put ourselves in good positions this season, we just haven't managed to see the game out or find a way to win like we have in previous years.

"[Game management] is something we need to get better at, when we go ahead in games we need to be more confident, to see the game out, whether we drop behind the ball or carry on playing, whatever suits that game.

"We're not inexperienced any more, we're not young any more, the excuses aren't there for us any more. It's down to us players to take responsibility."

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