Harry Kane is set to start against Slovakia on Sunday evening, in what seems only a few days since he was dropped from the England squad, due to his performances in the first few games of the Euros. New Manager Sam Allardyce has kept faith in last season’s golden boot winner, offering him a chance to make the striker’s position his own again. What exactly however, is the reason for his lack-of-form, which started at the Euro’s and is still continuing into the new season.
Here’s three reasons why Harry Kane is struggling with his form:
When Harry Kane was putting them away left, right and centre, he was a player who had risen from nowhere. His performances in the Europa league had allowed him to start scoring in the league, and he just carried on from there. He wasn’t expected to do well, but he did. However, when Spurs struggled to finish second after it was confirmed Leicester City were champions last season and England fans began to expect him to score as their main man, the goals and the performances seemed to dry-up. Perhaps it was another player who was struggling with the weight of expectation? Perhaps losing the title had taken it out of him? One way or another, Kane has struggled to replicate his form since the 2-2 draw at Chelsea, and he needs to find a way to bring it back.