Why this international break could be a big help to Tottenham

If things go well for England striker Harry Kane over the next week or so, his club could be big benefactors.

It's fair to say that Tottenham's Premier League season hasn't started in the fashion Mauricio Pochettino and those at the club would have hoped.

Spurs are one of five sides to have failed to win a game from the four matches they've played, and of those teams, they are the side that finished highest last season. Things aren't terrible for the North Londoners by any stretch - arguably Spurs have been the best team in each of their fixtures so far, and are unlucky to have failed to secure three points.

Much of this has been down to Tottenham's inability to score the goals needed to get the win, peculiar compared to last season when at times Pochettino's side performed poorly but found that winner and snuck a 2-1 win. Harry Kane tended to be the difference in the 2014-15 campaign, and despite decent performances this season, the young England striker has failed to find the back of the net - with his point blank miss in the 0-0 draw with Everton hinting that things just aren't going his way in front of goal right now.

But in the coming international break, England will have the opportunity to register some goals when they face minnows San Marino away, and then what should be a winnable game against Switzerland at Wembley.

Kane is very likely to be involved in both games, possibly even starting with captain Wayne Rooney, and if he manages to find the net for Roy Hodgson's side, with the San Marino fixture a particularly good opportunity to do so, he surely returns to Spurs with more self belief than when he left.

More than any other player, Pochettino needs a Harry Kane in some semblance of goalscoring form to ensure Tottenham have a strong season, so the Argentine will be hoping the 22-year-old can benefit more than most from his international duty.

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