Tottenham star backs ‘unlucky’ teammate to improve soon

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen believes teammate Harry Kane is unlucky not to have scored so far this season, according to the London Evening Standard.

The England international has so far failed to add to his tally of 24 Premier League goals from last season, and has looked a shadow of the player that took the top-flight by storm a year ago.

But Vertonghen insists it is only a matter of time before Kane gets his season up and running for Spurs, having already scored two for England during the recent international break.

The Belgium international said: “He has just been a bit unlucky.

“He scored for England and in the training sessions he has been doing very well, so the goals will come.

“He’s not a guy who will just have one good season and then you never see him again. He has the qualities to perform and the goals will come eventually.”

The pressure on Harry Kane to deliver the goals for Mauricio Pochettino’s men has eased since the £22million arrival of Heung-min Son from Bayer Leverkusen, with the South Korea international scoring three goals in his opening three games for Spurs, including the winner against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

And Vertonghen insists Spurs are now ready to push on after a sluggish start to the season, and hinted that Son’s arrival has handed the north London side a huge boost.

“We played well at the start of the season but we weren’t that focused at the end of the games.” he admitted.

“But things are looking very good. We have great young players and a good mix, so there are great things for the team if we can keep working like this.”