Why Harry Kane will find his goalscoring touch again at Spurs

England's Harry Kane looks dejected

Tottenham fans shouldn't worry - Harry Kane has been through tough times before, and he has come out stronger.

England's Harry KaneEngland's Harry Kane

With Tottenham's Harry Kane suffering a disappointing tournament European Championships with England in France, it is important to remember the mental resilience the striker has already demonstrated when wandering if he will struggle in the upcoming Premier League season.

It may be that England slumped to arguably their most surprising and disappointing defeat in tournament football on Monday night, losing to Iceland in the last 16 of the Euros.

With England already smarting from an uncertain political future, supporters were hopeful the country's top footballers could help provide the slightest reason to be cheerful by going on a run in the knockout rounds of the tournament. Unfortunately, they fell at the first hurdle, one almost certainly underestimated and few would have predicted.

England's Harry Kane looks dejectedEngland's Harry Kane looks dejected

And Kane bore a large brunt of the criticism fans levelled at the team, with the Spurs star unable to replicate his Premier League form at an international tournament for the second successive summer.

Last year, Kane was the star in the England Under-21 side that failed to qualify from their group in the European Under-21 championships in the Czech Republic.

He had already scored a bucket load of goals for Tottenham in the 12 months before that tournament, but was unable to fire England to any kind of tournament success.

England's Harry Kane in action with Russia's Sergei IgnashevichEngland's Harry Kane in action with Russia's Sergei Ignashevich

It meant that after the tournament, plenty of people asked whether Kane was really the natural goalscorer he looked to be for the North Londoners, with the 'one-season wonder' label thrown around freely.

But, testament to the Spurs star, Kane rolled his sleeves up and worked hard in Tottenham's early season matches, even though his mini goal-drought continued for eight matches of his club season.

Few Tottenham fans that would have watched those opening games would have seriously questioned his ability, with Kane still looking an excellent young player despite failing to find the net.

Harry Kane celebrates with Christian Eriksen (L) after scoring the second goal for TottenhamHarry Kane celebrates with Christian Eriksen (L) after scoring for Tottenham

With Mauricio Pochettino's confidence, the England international finally found the net in a 4-1 rout of Manchester City in September.

And then what did he do? He went on a goalscoring run that saw him register 10 goals before the end of November. In many ways, that was the making of Kane as a truly proven, world class striker, someone that would end up helping Spurs mount their first genuine title challenge in decades, and would see him crowned the first English golden boot winner since Kevin Phillips in 2000.

So for any Spurs or England fans that may be worried about the striker, remember that Kane has been through this before, and has beaten it with aplomb. Still just 22-years-old, only the foolish would dismiss him as a spent force so soon after pundits have loaded praise on him.

With Pochettino's faith in him, and his own quality and mental focus, Kane is lcertain to grow from the experiences over the last year, both good and bad.

Feel free to explain that to anyone calling him a two-season, top scoring wonder.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane wins the 2015/16 Barclays Golden Boot Award, scoring 25 goals.Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane wins the 2015/16 Barclays Golden Boot Award, scoring 25 goals.

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