Jamie Redknapp on whether Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane will match last season's heroics

The Spurs striker has struggled this season but re-announced himself with a hat-trick against Bournemouth last weekend.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has backed Harry Kane to match his goalscoring heroics of last season, despite his slow start to the season.

The 22-year old had managed just one goal in his first nine Premier League games before last weekend’s three-goal haul against Bournemouth, and Spurs fans will hope this signals a change of fortune in front of goal.

“… After seeing him score a hat-trick against Bournemouth last weekend, I'm expecting him to go on a run,” wrote Redknapp, in his column for Sky Sports.

“Kane's performances have been good this year but he's just been snatching at his opportunities. Those three goals against Bournemouth will settle him down, though, and I see no reason why he can't go on to match the 21 goals he scored in the Premier League last season.

“Remember, he hadn't even scored one Premier League goal at this point last season. Now he's up to four.”

Kane’s late arrival on the scene last season has seemingly been forgotten by a number of commentators and his four goals before November has him well on course to match the tally of his breakthrough season.

Spurs started the season looking short of ideas in front of goal but have steadily improved and their excellent defensive record has been behind their nine-game unbeaten run.

With Christian Eriksen returning to fitness and Kane back amongst the goals, Mauricio Pochettino may now have an attack capable of matching his stubborn rear-guard.

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