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Thursday 8 December 2016

Spurs confident Harry Kane will rediscover scoring touch

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is confident striker Harry Kane (pictured) will rediscover his touch in front of goal
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is confident striker Harry Kane (pictured) will rediscover his touch in front of goal

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is confident England striker Harry Kane will rediscover his touch in front of goal after another blank afternoon.

The 22-year-old (inset), who scored as a substitute in his country's Euro 2016 qualifier victories over San Marino and Switzerland, is yet to open his club account for the season and missed a close-range chance in yesterday's 1-0 Premier League victory at Sunderland.

However, Pochettino is delighted with what Kane is giving the team and is certain it is only a matter of time before he starts to find the back of the net once again.

The Argentinian said after Tottenham's first win of the campaign: "I am very happy with him. He gives his best for the team, the effort was great and you know he only needs time to score again. I'm sure, because he has great skill in front of goal, that it's only a matter of time.

"He's very confident, very happy. After the game, he was very happy in the changing room because our mentality now as a team, as a squad, is first the result, the collective situation, before our individual problems or targets."

Kane, who scored a late own goal to hand Sunderland a 2-2 draw in the corresponding fixture last season, played a part in his side's 82nd-minute winner this time around when he and substitute Erik Lamela combined to allow Ryan Mason to finish off a move he had started.

However, the Black Cats enjoyed the better of the game for long periods with Ola Toivonen's presence adding brawn to the pace of Jermain Defoe and Jeremain Lens and Fabio Borini's invention, with Defoe and substitute Jack Rodwell both hitting the woodwork.

 

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