Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes that his players are relying too much on young Harry Kane to get their victories, Mirror reports.
Kane has been in brilliant form this season, scoring 18 goals in the current campaign with his latest coming against Crystal Palace during the weekend.
However Palace rallied back to beat Spurs 2-1, and Pochettino believes that the rest of the squad must bring improve to match Kane’s level of performances.
“We always need to have a good performance from the team,” he said.
“But it is true that Harry in the last months, in the last games, has been an important player for us. But I think Tottenham as a team is not only one player.”
The Lilywhites managed to beat Chelsea on New Year’s Day in a dramatic 5-3 encounter, and looked on course of another victory when Kane scored early in the second half at Selhurst Park.
But Spurs couldn’t take advantage, allowing Palace to fight back and give Alan Pardew a winning start as the Eagles’ new boss.
“In football you need to kill a game. At 1-0 we need to go to try to score the second,” Pochettino continued.
“We are nervous after we score, but I think the penalty was key because it changed the game.”
Palace were awarded a very controversial penalty after what seemed like a good tackle from Benjamin Stambouli on Joe Ledley, gifting the Eagles the chance to level the game which was taken.