Harry Kane laughs off goalless start for Tottenham Hotspur
Kane could open his account in an England shirt, with San Marino and Switzerland in the striker’s sights
September 4th, 2015
Harry Kane was the third-highest scorer in the Premier League last season, although the 22-year-old has so far failed to find the net for Spurs.
The striker was relatively unknown until breaking into the Tottenham first team last autumn, with Kane then scoring prolifically and earning an England call-up in the process.
Having failed to find the net during games against Manchester United, Stoke City, Leicester City and Everton, some are questioning whether Kane is something of a one-season wonder although the player remains confident in his scoring ability.
He has spoken with Alan Shearer about the expectation levels that exist when you’re an England striker with a growing reputation and forecasts another season full of goals for club and country this term.
“I should have scored from that chance (against Everton)” he said. “I know that. But as a striker you are going to get chances where you miss and, after that, it is about how you cope. Some strikers go down a bad path and lose their confidence but not me. I am still confident and I have a lot of self-belief. If I get chances in games I know I am going to score so I am really not too worried.
“I shared some things (with Shearer) because he’s been in the same sort of situation as I am now and he gave me some good tips. It was great to hear what he went through sometimes and what he did about it.
“He just said that you are going to go through games without scoring but the best strikers in the world just put it to the back of their mind and focus on the next chance or goal. Talking to players like that can only help me – players who have been there and done it at the top level for years. That’s what I’m aiming to do.”
Kane might well start against San Marino and will hope that a goal or two for England can help him return to Tottenham and get back on the scoresheet at club level.