Collymore suggests question marks are hanging over Harry Kane

Kane, Vertonghen, Matic, Costa

Former England forward Stan Collymore feels Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is facing a big challenge this coming season.

Former England forward Stan Collymore told the Daily Mirror that he feels Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will have question marks against him this season.

Collymore suggested that there could be a notion of second season syndrome attached to the striker, which makes it all the more important for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino to bring in a fresh attacking option before the end of the transfer window.

“Harry Kane will have question marks against him – second-season syndrome strikes often in young players – and I see a season of disappointment,” Collymore told the Daily Mirror.

“They are still good enough for the top eight, but the Argentine must know there will be several more transfer windows of change before he gets the blend right.”

What’s the challenge facing Kane?

The main challenge for Kane is reinventing himself and staying effective in all games.

Teams across the Premier League now know how important he is for Tottenham and it’s no secret that the side base their play around him.

Teams will have new ideas and systems, which are specifically designed to isolate him and keep him out of games, so he needs to develop a new trick and find different ways to create space for himself and exploit chances.

No need to panic

Although it’s looking as though Tottenham will head into the game against Manchester United with the cupboard bare in terms of striker alternatives, there is no need for the club to panic.

There is still plenty of time for Pochettino to change things and sign new players before the close of the transfer window and the need for another striker is something he will be well aware of.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch