Former Tottenham keeper Brad Friedel backs Harry Kane to find goal scoring touch

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Brad Friedel has also backed the Spurs striker to get over any negativity as he struggles to replicate his goalscoring form from 2014/15.

Speaking to talkSPORT, former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel has backed Harry Kane to overcome his current goal scoring drought.

The striker is yet to score for Spurs this season, a disappointing start to the new campaign considering that he finished as the Premier League’s second-highest marksman in 2014/15.

He has came close, having seen an excellent overhead kick cleared off the line against Arsenal in midweek, while he was also in fine form for England as he netted twice while away on international duty.

Those goals showed that the touch is still there for Kane, and Friedel has backed him to come good despite his current struggles.

“His work ethic is second to none and he is an extraordinarily good finisher. Those things aren’t going to leave him,” he told talkSPORT.

"I guarantee his finishing in training is very, very good. He will keep making them runs, keep getting himself in those positions and, once that first goal comes in the Premier League, you are going to see a lot of them.”

Kane will overcome any negativity 

The former goalkeeper has also backed Kane to overcome any negativity surrounding his game at present.

Having been the star of the show last season, rising expectation levels were always going to see any dip placed under the brightest of spotlights, with some suggesting that he may have just been a one-season wonder.

Friedel concedes that he is the type of player who will get down when he isn't scoring, but insists that won’t stop him working hard to prove his doubters wrong.

“He is the kind of player who is upset when he doesn’t score a goal,” he added.

“But he is not the type that will then stop working. He’s a young player and a human being so the more negativity that’s out there is going to affect him a little bit, but he will get through it.”

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