History gives Tottenham reasons to be cheerful despite Harry Kane form
Harry Kane hasn’t started the 2021/22 campaign in typically emphatic fashion for Tottenham Hotspur. He is yet to score a league goal this season, or even have a shot on target, with Arsenal to come later today.
The 28-year-old was linked with a move away from the club in the summer. Manchester City were keen, but ultimately declined to part with the staggering valuation placed on his head by Daniel Levy.
Some pundits have claimed a hangover from his summer ordeal as the reason for his mini-slump. Supporters would perhaps claim that he simply isn’t getting the service.
Kane is facing a fight on his hands to rediscover his Tottenham form. Nuno Espirito Santo has come in and so far he hasn’t really played to the striker’s strengths.
Fear not Tottenham fans…Kane is set to come good
This isn’t the first time Kane hasn’t raced out of the blocks during a Premier League campaign.
It would seem that the omens are good too – if you believe in all of that sort of stuff!
The last time Kane didn’t find the net during his first four league outings, it actually proved a season to remember for the Tottenham fan base.
It was the 2015/16 campaign and Mauricio Pochettino was in charge of Spurs.
On that particular occasion, Kane’s slump extended to their first six games of the season.
He finally got off the mark during a 4-1 win over Manchester City and boy did he kick on.
Kane would go on to score 28 goals in all competitions, finding the net 25 times in the Premier League and helping Spurs finish third in the division.
The signs of fate are positive for today too. During that particular campaign, the England captain scored in both games against fierce rivals Arsenal.
Espirito Santo has Tottenham conundrum over Kane
It’s easy to see why the Tottenham boss has got Kane dropping somewhat deeper to get on the ball.
Last season, Kane claimed the most assists of any other player in the top-flight, setting up 17 goals for his teammates.
He is paid to score goals though and that has to be his sole remit.
Espirito Santo would perhaps be wise to switch back to basics. Get Kane in the box and have his playmakers create several chances for him in each game instead.
Kane won’t be too far away from the goals and the hope will be that once he gets one, a domino effect can come into place, as it did in 2015/16.