Harry Kane says he is “not fussed at all” by his lack of goals for Tottenham and has scoffed at talk of a goal “drought”.
The 22-year-old fired two goals for England against San Marino and Switzerland last week, but so far he has drawn a blank in the Premier League after blasting 31 goals in all competitions for Spurs last season.
Kane is refusing to entertain talk of a scoring drought despite going five games without a goal for Spurs for the first time in 18 months and after he was interviewed by the Premier League’s record goalscorer Alan Shearer last week, he was reassured the goals will start to flow again.
“Everyone else will probably call this a drought, but I know the goals will come,” said Kane.
“Alan Shearer told me that it’s a long season ahead and I have to stay calm, that chances will come my way and when they do he’s sure I’ll take them.
“He said that you’re not going to score in every game as a striker, you have to be ready for three, four, five games without scoring. In that time you have to keep doing the right things for the team and working hard.”
Kane, who missed two good chances at The Stadium of Light on Sunday, has scored three in four for his country – including a goal 79 seconds into his debut in the 4-0 win over Lithuania in March.
“Scoring for England was a great confidence booster. We (Spurs) are playing well and creating chances, I’m not worried. I’ve just got to keep doing what I have been and I know the goals will follow. That’s football, sometimes it goes for you and sometimes it doesn’t. I’m not fussed at all,” said Kane.
Tottenham face minnows Qarabag in Thursday’s Europa League opener and Kane, who was given permission by Shearer to copy his famous one-armed goal salute, is hoping to get off the mark against the Azerbaijan side.
“It would have been nice to do it for the first time at Sunderland. But I’m just looking forward to Thursday now and hopefully getting that first goal,” added Kane.