Harry Kane admits it has been difficult to play so much football since the summer – but the England captain insists his game has not suffered as a result.
The 25-year-old won the Golden Boot at the World Cup after scoring six times as the Three Lions reached the semi-finals in Russia.
The Tottenham striker, however, has not found the back of the net for his country since the last-16 victory over Colombia on July 3.
His scoreless international run now stands at six games after he failed to end his drought in Friday’s 0-0 Nations League draw at Croatia.
If he does not score in Monday’s game against Spain in the same competition it will be the longest barren run of his senior England career.
Not including the Carabao Cup win over Watford, Kane has missed just three minutes of football for Spurs this season, despite his exertions in Russia.
There has been widespread suggestion that he is in need of a rest as the burden of firing both club and country to glory has taken its toll, but, while Kane admits it has been a slog, he believes he remains at the peak of his powers.
“I don’t think my game has dipped,” he said.
“It’s been tough after the World Cup not getting much rest, but I think I dealt with it well. I’ve stayed fit and stayed healthy.
“That was my main priority at the start of the season. Now it’s building on that and pushing forward over the winter.
“I set a standard for myself and I want to reach that standard every game I play. Sometimes you fall below it for one reason or another. It’s about learning and improving and that is what I will do for the rest of my career.
“I just stay focused on my job and what I need to do. In the Premier League I’m second top goalscorer. I’d like to have scored more for England recently.”
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