Mauricio Pochettino has told the Hampstead and Highgate Newspaper that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane needs to improve.
Kane has failed to hit the net in his first eight appearances of the season for Spurs, with his performances well below what he is capable of.
And, although Pochettino is keen for Kane's Tottenham teammates to help him reach his optimum standards again, he admits that the 22-year-old forward needs to start scoring soon.
“I think he needs to improve and we need to realise why to help him to improve his quality and his performance on the game," the Argentine boss said.
“This is a tough moment because he needs to score because he’s a striker but around him – in the club, in the changing room - we believe in him and it’s not a big issue."
Kane has set high standards for himself at Spurs, due to his form during the 2014/15 campaign, where he racked up 31 goals in all competitions.
Spurs now rely on Kane to shoulder the bulk of their goalscoring responsibility, and the England international is the only out-and-out striker in their squad.
Although the likes of Heung-Min Son, Clinton Njie and Alex Pritchard are capable of playing up front, the trio all prefer to operate in deeper positions.
It means that Kane should monopolise the forward berth for Spurs, but unless he starts finding the net soon, the London club could have difficulties picking up the victories they require to match their ambitions this season.