No wonder no-one wants to rest Harry Kane.

Not when he is in this sort of unstoppable form and in the mood to have the last laugh.

A hat trick, one assist and Tottenham cruising to victory but still Jose Mourinho did not substitute him until the 75th minute when he had just got his third of the night.

Yes, it feels a bit rich for Mourinho to suggest England boss Gareth Southgate gives Kane a breather… when he does not really give him a break either. You can’t have it both ways, Jose.

And yet the problem is that Kane is untouchable right now because he is red-hot with six goals and six assists already this season.

Kane made it look easy for Tottenham at White Hart Lane when actually they made hard work of it at times before eventually cruising into the Europa League Group stages.

Kane celebrates scoring his side's fifth

Ironically, it is a year to the day since Tottenham lost 7-2 to Bayern Munich and it is remarkable to think what has happened since.

Mauricio Pochettino sacked, Mourinho brought in and still Kane is Tottenham’s main man, biggest goal threat and completely irreplaceable.

Now there are only 15 more games for Tottenham to play if they want to win it and they are unlikely to be as easy and open as this contest.

Kane got three, Giovani Lo Celso two, Lucas Moura with another before Dele Alli’s late penalty rounded off a seven goal thrashing as poor Maccabi Haifa did not know what had hit them.

Giovani Lo Celso bagged a brace

Their biggest mistake was the pre-match wind-up as Maccabi’s Mohammad Abu Fani and his X-rated video about Kane had certainly done the trick.

Kane looked on a one man mission to answer back and it only took him 92 seconds to do just that.

Ben Davies linked up with Steven Bergwijn, Davies put over a low cross and Kane converted from close range. It looked too easy.

However, Maccabi put up a fight as they went close twice before ex-QPR midfielder Tjaronn Chery unleashed a spectacular 20 yard strike which flew past Hart and cannoned into the net off the inside of a post to level things up.

But Maccabi’s hope lasted all of three minutes before Tottenham reasserted some control. Bergwijn’s near post corner was perfectly delivered fo Lucas to score with a brilliantly timed back header.

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Now Tottenham were in cruise control.

Maccabi failed to clear their lines and then Lo Celso smashed home the loose ball from close range. Kane turned provider for Lo Celso’s second in the 40th minute.

Lo Celso’s night was over and on came Alli at half time for a rare cameo. But Tottenham were pegged back by yet another crazy handball decision as the laws look just as ridiculous in Europe as they are in the Premier League.

Mourinho's men were comfortable winners

Dolev Haziza tried to play the ball into the box, it hit Matt Doherty’s arm which was by his side and yet the ref pointed to the spot. Another crazy decision but Nikita Rukavytsya took full advantage after 52 minutes.

Four minutes later, referee Ruddy Buquet levelled things up with another penalty for handball, this time at the other end. Davies’ cross hit Ernest Mabouka on the arm, he could do little about it and the ref pointed to the spot.

Up stepped Kane for his second of the night, this time from the penalty spot. We did not have to wait too much longer for another to complete his hat trick with another smart finish after good work by Bergwijn.

Finally, finally, Mourinho substituted Kane to give him a breather and yet knowing him he was gutted not to be on the pitch when Alli was brought down by Bogdan Planic for another penalty in injury time.

Alli stepped up to score to complete the rout.

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