Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has praised Harry Kane for his performance against Everton, as quoted in Football.London.

Mourinho has analysed the performance of Kane during Tottenham’s 1-0 win against Everton at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League on Monday evening.

An own goal form Michael Keane in the 24th minute proved to be the difference between the two sides in North London.

Mourinho told Football.London about Kane’s performance: “He does what he does always and that’s to play for the team. And sometimes to play for the team is to finish attacking situations, other times to play for the team is to do what we did today. 

“We knew in the second half the spaces would appear more for Sonny and Lucas than him. They were losing and Carlo likes Coleman and Digne to go forward. We knew spaces would appear in these positions. 

“Harry dropped and maybe people don’t know but he is so good technically and holding the ball that sometimes he can play well when he drops back and he doesn’t play really as a target striker. 

“He did it for the team and it’s very, very important that a team doesn’t have this selfish situation of ‘I have to do a certain kind of things’. You have to do what the team needs to do and I’m happy.”

Stats

According to WhoScored, against Everton on Monday evening, Kane took two shots which were not on target, played one key pass, had a pass accuracy of 73.9%, won one header, took 38 touches, and made one tackle and two clearances.

So far this season, the 26-year-old England international striker has scored 13 goals and provided two assists in 24 Premier League matches for Spurs, according to WhoScored.

Top-four chances

The win against Everton has kept Tottenham in the race for the Champions League places.

The North London outfit are currently eighth in the Premier League table with 48 points from 33 matches, nine points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Spurs will return to action on Thursday evening when they take on Bournemouth away from home in the Premier League.

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