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Kane: Spurs' title challenge in "tough" position after Burnley

Kane accepts Burnley loss puts Spurs' title challenge in 'tough' position

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Mauricio Pochettino's side could end the weekend eight points off the top of the table, with the England captain admitting a title challenge is unlikely.

Harry Kane accepts Tottenham's Premier League title challenge has been left in a "tough position" by Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Burnley.

With second-placed Liverpool away to Manchester United on Sunday and Manchester City not in Premier League action this weekend, Spurs went into their match knowing there was a realistic chance they could have closed to within just two points of the top two.

But at Turf Moor Spurs came unstuck, as Ashley Barnes netted a late winner after Kane had cancelled out Chris Wood's opener.

A win for Liverpool at Old Trafford will leave Spurs eight points off the top and arguably end their title hopes after a recent resurgence, a situation not lost on Kane.

"It's very disappointing," Kane told Spurs' official website. "It was one of those games, a tough battle, a dry pitch, we know how Burnley play, especially at home and it was physical.

"We did well to get back into it at 1-1, but we couldn't find the next level to push on and get the win and then unfortunately we conceded again.

"It's a game we should be winning. We had time off, so we were fresh and we expected to come here and step it up a level and give it a massive push for the rest of the season.

"Now it puts us behind and in a tough position. It's a big week to come and we have to move on as best we can.

"It's a big period for us and we know we are more than capable of winning these games. Burnley was disappointing, but we have to move on and it's a big game against Chelsea next."