Garth Crooks gives important advice to Harry Kane, discusses Tottenham star's performance

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Garth Crooks has advised Harry Kane to 'keep it simple'.

Pundit Garth Crooks has told BBC Sport that Tottenham striker Harry Kane needs to keep things simple having ended his goal drought.

Spurs coasted past Manchester City on Saturday, as goals from Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and Erik Lamela cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne's opener, handing Mauricio Pochettino a shock 4-1 victory at White Hart Lane.

The result showed just how impressive Spurs can be on their day, but the game will be remembered for Harry Kane finally ending his goal drought.

The England international hit the headlines last season with 31 goals in all competitions, but he has got off to a slow start this season having failed to score in the opening six Premier League games.

Kane's drought ended on Saturday though, as he instinctively reacted to Christian Eriksen's free kick hitting the crossbar by turning the ball in to the net, prompting sighs of relief from Spurs fans everywhere.

Now, former Tottenham striker Crooks has discussed Kane's performance in his Team of the Week on BBC Sport, suggesting that Kane purely needs to keep his game simple, rather than over-complicate matters in front of goal, as he has been recently.

"No-one said his second season was going to be easy for Harry Kane but I can't help feeling he could help himself by just keeping the game simple," said Crooks. "He had a wonderful opportunity to slip Christian Eriksen in on goal against Manchester City and ignored him."

"It's so important, particularly when things aren't going well for you, to keep it simple. You could feel the Spurs fans breathe a huge sigh of relief when Kane scored a wonderful, instinctive goal. Title favourites City looked like a team playing together for the very first time and Kane took complete advantage of the situation like all good strikers should," he added.

Pochettino will now hope that Kane can embark on another goalscoring having finally broken his duck, and with confidence back in his game, defences have to be on their toes once again to stop Kane.

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