Harry Kane confident of ending goal drought ahead of Stoke City clash

Just as he did in the early months of 2015-16 season, Harry Kane has failed to find the back of the net in August.

By: Reuters | Published:September 6, 2016 7:10 pm
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Striker Harry Kane is confident he will rediscover his knack for scoring goals after failing to find the back of the net for Tottenham Hotspur or England since May. The 23-year-old last struck a goal in England’s friendly win over Turkey and has not opened his account in the Premier League this season.

Despite failing to score in his first six league games last campaign, Kane returned to form and ended the season as the Golden Boot winner with 25 goals.

“Unfortunately there was a lot of talk last year and I managed to prove a lot of people wrong, so people will talk this year as well,” Kane told British media. “I am confident in my ability. I know that if I continue doing what I am doing the goals will come, that is all I can do,” he added.

Tottenham, who have started their league campaign with five points from three games, next visit bottom club Stoke City on Saturday after which they host French Ligue 1 side Monaco at White Hart Lane as they kick-off their Champions League campaign.

Tottenham’s last Premier League match was against Liverpool where they shared points with a 1-1 draw. The Reds were the first to score through James Milner’s penalty and Tottenham could salvage a point due to a second-half strike from full-back Danny Rose. Harry Kane struggled to emulate his 2015-16 season form and could only manage two touches in the penalty box before being substituted even as Spurs were looking for a goal.