Mauricio Pochettino: Harry Kane will start to score “as soon as possible”

Mauricio Pochettino: Harry Kane will start to score “as soon as possible”

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his empathy towards Harry Kane, who is yet to score this season. 

Last season’s Golden Boot winner is yet to find his scoring boots this term and consequently, Spurs find themselves in ninth place after just three games in the Premier League.

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Wembley has been somewhere that Spurs have historically struggled at over the years. Having played a total of 12 games at the national stadium since it’s reopening in 2007, they have only emerged victorious twice.

That tradition continued at the weekend, as a late equaliser from Chris Wood resulted in a 1-1 draw against Burnley. This was despite the 28 shots Spurs attempted throughout the match and Kane wasn’t at the races having missed a handful of opportunities himself.

Despite this, Pochettino was quick to back his star-man following the match and maintains his belief that the striker will return to goal scoring ways before too long.

“I feel sorry for him because he had the opportunities to score and always a striker needs a bit of luck but I am sure that Harry will start to score as soon as possible,”he told Sky Sports.

“I have no doubt about it.”

Harry Kane’s August curse

August has always been a funny for the Spurs striker. Despite his illustrious record in front of goal, Kane has never netted in the first month of a new campaign.

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Kane usually finds his scoring boots after the international break. As can be seen from his performance graphs, once he bags his first goal, he tends to remain in form throughout the remainder of the season.

Dips in February also pose a potential concern but generally speaking he remains prolific throughout the season. Pochettino is therefore probably correct in his assertion that Spurs need not worry long term about Kane’s goalless run.