Former midfielder: When Kane doesn't fire, Tottenham are easy to play against

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Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy has suggested his old side are easy to play against when Harry Kane struggles to perform.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that when Harry Kane doesn’t fire, his old team are easy to play against.

Kane is Tottenham’s top scorer and the main striker at the club and he’s on a difficult run of form, which has seen him net just one goal in his last seven appearances for the club.

Fortunately for Spurs, Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose stepped up over the weekend against Hull, but Murphy feels the club generally have a problem when Kane isn’t performing.

“If Harry Kane doesn’t score then who’s going to get the goals for them? I know Christian Eriksen has scored some set plays and Chadli has chipped in, but because of Kane’s dip in form, there’s no threat and they’re easy to play against,” said Murphy.

There could be a number of reasons behind Kane’s slight dip in form with the most obvious being the idea that he’s a little fatigued and the fact that teams are getting more used to the way he plays in attack.

Regardless, it’s important that manager Mauricio Pochettino works hard over the summer to source ways for the team to cope when Kane isn’t playing well or when he’s out of the team.

Tottenham have good resources to make moves in the transfer market and it’s also important that the club works hard to identify the right sort of player who can spur Kane on, encouraging him to become a better player.

Slick and improved tactics are something that Kane is going to have to get used to and it’s important that he tries to get back on track for the final game of the season against Everton to take a little bit of momentum forward into the summer.

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