It’s been a slow start for Harry Kane, made even more evident by the rampant coverage of the Hotspur striker.
Before his treble against Bournemouth of Sunday Kane had only one goal in nine EPL matches. Pressure was mounting from media and fans about whether Tottenham had invested wisely in the English international striker after his breakout season in 2014.
Club manager Mauricio Pochettino’s comments to the London Evening Standard reflect his confidence in his choice of who should lead the Tottenham attack.
“It’s important for him to learn from that period. It happens in football. I’m happy because he’ll become a much better player after such a tough period.”
Indeed, Harry Kane isn’t the only EPL striker to drought early in the 2015 campaign. Wayne Rooney is another high profile English striker who has until recently suffered a lean period on his score sheet. Ponchettino thinks that the treble will be the water shed that sees Kane maintain consistent goals.
”I’m very pleased for Harry. I never had any doubts about him, but it was very important hat-trick for him.”
This may be just the time for Kane to come into form as Tottenham are enjoying the longest unbeaten run in the EPL currently (only 1 loss to Manchester United in Week 1), and sitting in sixth place on the table.
This weekend will be a good opportunity for Harry Kane to continue storming through defenses as Tottenham take on last place Aston Villa.