Where has Harry Kane gone? From being almost a guaranteed source of goals for Spurs last season, the 22-year-old is yet to find the back of the net in Premier League action this term, which is becoming a source of concern at White Hart Lane.
Kane failed to register against a poor Sunderland defence, but luckily for Mauricio Pochettino Ryan Mason stepped in to net a delightful winner. So, has the bubble burst for the North London hero? Not a chance, and we at FFC Towers are sure that he’ll shine once again. Here are THREE reasons why!
As the second half wore on, Kane missed an absolute sitter at the far post. The ball flashed across the goalmouth but the 22-year-old couldn’t quite get the touch he needed to divert it home. The mocking was harsh on Twitter.
Alas, even though he missed, which is far from ideal, it’s encouraging that he’s getting into the positions, which is often half the battle. Goals will come.
Throughout the game at the Stadium of Light it was pretty obvious that Kane was growing isolated. In the first 45 minutes the England star had more touches of the ball in his own box than the Black Cats’ 18-yard area, summing up his frustrations as he dropped deeper and deeper to get involved and was forced to muck in defensively.
With Heung-Min Son now in and sure to settle more as the weeks pass he could well have the willing runner he needs, while Christian Eriksen’s return is another reason for optimism. When that three are playing, plus Clinton N’Jie, there could be goals.
Class is permanent, right? Over the recent international break Kane netted two terrific goals for England, showing that last season was not a complete flash in the pan.
The nature of the way he took both efforts for the Three Lions was one of a confident player, so perhaps the pressure on him at Spurs is too great right now.