Daniel Levy determined to keep £250 million Harry Kane if Tottenham’s season ends trophyless

With Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen in the final 12 months of their contracts and able to leave Tottenham on free transfers at the end of the season, Levy is prepared to dig his heels in over Kane..

Kane was rested for the defeat to Colchester, but will return for Saturday’s Premier League visit of Southampton with manager Mauricio Pochettino targeting nine points from Tottenham’s next three Premier League games.

And defender Ben Davies has admitted that the Spurs players owe their fans some big performances, following the Carabao Cup embarrassment.

Tuesday night’s loss came on the back of a Premier League defeat to Leicester City and Tottenham immediately started their preparations for the visit of Southampton at by returning to training less than 24 hours later.

Spurs entertain Bayern Munich in the Champions League before Pochettino’s team travel to Brighton and then host Watford either side of the international break.

The run of matches is seen as an opportunity to restore belief and get Tottenham’s season up and running, following a stuttering start.

While disappointed by the Colchester defeat, Spurs are not panicking over the team’s form and remain confident that results will soon improve.

There is also a recognition that, while Tottenham have not won away from home in domestic competitions since January, they have won at Borussia Dortmund and Ajax in the Champions League during that run, and travelled to face Manchester City twice and Liverpool once since beating Fulham at Craven Cottage.

But left-back Davies admitted the players had let down the fans by losing to Colchester and squandering one of their opportunities to finish this season with a trophy.

“It’s horrible – it’s a trophy, a good chance to pick something up and we’ve let it slip at the first hurdle,” said Davies. “The manager didn’t need to say anything afterwards. In the dressing room, we were all as disappointed as him. We let him down, we let the club down.

“We weren’t terrible. We just didn’t seem to click, didn’t put anything together. We have to win these games. We have to show we’re a better side than this. It’s a tough feeling right now.

“We just have to apologise to the supporters, too. We let them down. They travel with us everywhere and they’re first-class. We need everyone behind us now to help us push on through this difficult time.”