In a recent press conference Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino spoke of star man Harry Kane’s lack of form in-front of goal, assuring fans that it’s nothing to worry about. “He needs to be calm. It is difficult after the Euros and then the expectation on him is massive.”

“Every time he touches the ball, we wait for him to score, and it is difficult when you need to be fit, to give your best. It is about patience, time, hard work from him and I am sure he will start to score again. He is starting to be much better.” Pochettino has compared Kane’s situation to that of the beginning of last season, however he believes that this time around the Tottenham number 10 is better-placed to deal with it.

“It was the same at the end of 2014-15. He went away with England Under-21s and the expectation was to win the European Championships. But he didn’t score in three games and it was a big disappointment for him. Now it is the same situation but he is more mature and more experienced. It is a different period in his life and there is no doubt he will start to score again.”

For Pochettino and Tottenham fans, it’s a question of when for Harry Kane, and with his Spurs side facing a trip to Stoke on Saturday he’ll look to pick up his 50th goal in the Premier League and his first of the 2016-17 season.

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