Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has said that he always believed in his goal-scoring ability and thus remained confident during his early season struggles, the Mirror reports.
After notching 21 Premier League goals last season, Kane started the season experiencing somewhat of a goal-drought with just one goal to his name in his opening nine league matches.
There were many who were quick to voice their doubts, calling Kane a one-season wonder as they seemed to somewhat revel in the striker’s misfortunes.
However, five goals in his last three matches have quietened the critics, and Kane believes it was only a matter of time until before he once again found the net with regularity.
“I seemed to be scoring pretty much every time I played last term, so I knew there was going to be a spell at some point in this season that I probably wouldn’t be scoring for a few games,” Kane said, according to the Mirror.
“And when the season started I was aware that people were going to compare me to last year so I was ready for that.
“Obviously, I knew certain things were going to come up if I wasn’t scoring, but I am confident in my ability and I know what I want to achieve in my career and I knew that the goals would come.”
Kane’s goals in recent weeks have coincided with an excellent run of form for Spurs including a 5-1 victory over Bournemouth and a superb performance in the 1-1 draw at rivals Arsenal.
There is still a worry that the 22-year-old could suffer from the lack of competition at White Hart Lane, and likewise the team could suffer should he end up having a spell on the sid-lines through injury.
It’s a dilemma which boss Mauricio Pochettino may seek to resolve during the January transfer window.