Wayne Rooney backs Tottenham star Harry Kane to return to form

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The 22-year-old has had a slow start to his Premier League campaign.

England captain Wayne Rooney has spoken out in defence of Spurs striker Harry Kane, in an interview with Sky Sports.

The 22-year old has come under criticism, in some quarters, for his failure to find the net in his first four league games but Rooney feels it’s unjustified.

“He’s a great player, I feel he had a fantastic season last season and I think everyone needs to slow down a little bit with the criticism or the pressure that you’ve tried to put him under early on in the season,” said the Manchester United star.

“It’s four games in and you can see the talent he’s got and we all need to get behind him as a country because he’s certainly a special player, and he’ll score goals.

“I’m sure that goal against San Marino will give him a great boost in confidence and I’m sure in the coming weeks, the goals will come for him.”

It’s high praise indeed from a man who knows all about coping with the weight of a nation’s expectations at a young age.

While Kane hasn’t looked as clinical and effortless in his play this season - as he did for most of last – he has still shown flashes of what he is all about, and will be confident of returning to form sooner rather than later.

His delightful chip against San Marino put to bed any suggestions of a lack of confidence in front of goal and it was the type of finish that has come to typify the Spurs academy product.

Spurs fans will now be eager to see what he can produce when working with the returning Christian Eriksen and exciting new duo Clinton N'Jie and Heung-Min Son - potentially this Saturday at the Stadium of Light.

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