The Tottenham star has found it difficult to find the net this season for his club, but it is too early to question his quality.
Though it is easy to look at Harry Kane's failure to score a club goal so far this season and denounce him as a one season wonder, it's also a perspective that doesn't take into account the early stages of the 2014-15 campaign.
Because the England striker has more than a month to score his first Premier League goal earlier than he managed last season.
Kane exploded into form in last season's Europa League, something that would have surely given him the confidence to replicate that in the top flight of English football, but he never found the net in the league until early November away, to Aston Villa. And midway through December, he still had just two league goals to his name. It was another strike away to Swansea that started Kane up, and from there, he embarked on an astonishing scoring run that saw him finish as the second highest scorer in the division with 21 goals in total.
Clearly, Kane is capable of going on a run of form when he gets the break that is certain to come his way sometime soon. In the League Cup match on Wednesday, he produced a super finish from an offside position which encouraged him and led to an improved performance from the striker. The Spurs man was also desperately unlucky with what was a quality overhead kick that was heading in until Kieran Gibbs, just, cleared off the line.
The fact Kane is still finding the net on England duty is of course another indicator that he is someone of genuine talent.
And it isn't as if Kane is alone as someone who impressed last season but is struggling this year. Sergio Aguero has just one goal to his name in all competitions, Diego Costa has netted just once in the league, and Wayne Rooney is yet to score in the league. That's arguably the three highest profile strikers in the division.
The 22-year-old had six substitute appearances to his name in the league by the time he scored his first goal last year, and he has already managed six full games since then, but the continuing high standard of Kane's general play, his work ethic, and proof that he can go off on a run when he finally gets that first goal, should all be a convincing counter to those so eager to undermine his ability as a footballer.