Tottenham star Harry Kane admits it's difficult not to dwell on recent disappointment for club and country

England's Harry Kane looks dejected

Spurs narrowly missed out on the Premier League title before England failed to capture the imagination at the European Championships.

England's Harry KaneEngland's Harry Kane

Harry Kane has admitted to the Daily Mirror that it has been difficult not to dwell on the disappointing way that last season ended for Tottenham or how England fared at the European Championships over the summer.

Mauricio Pochettino's men were the last team standing between Leicester City and the Premier League title, but not only missed out on getting their hands on the trophy, but also ended up finishing behind bitter rivals Arsenal after a poor run of form at the end of the campaign.

Tottenham's Harry KaneTottenham failed to capture the title last season

And the Spurs contingent in Roy Hodgson's squad experienced similar disappointment in France as they fell in the first knockout round to Iceland, with the 23-year-old arguably being somewhat scapegoated following the tournament after he was regularly seen on set-piece duty. 

And after failing to find the back of the net in the season opener against Everton, he admitted that it has been tough putting the recent pain to the back of his mind.

"It is hard not to think about it. When you are away on holiday it is all you think about, wishing it went better and what you could have done better," he told the Mirror.

England's Harry Kane looks dejected

"But football is going to be highs and lows throughout your career and it is how you deal with that which makes you the player you are. You have to put stuff like that behind you. That has got to go to the back of the mind and focus on this season."

Though Kane has conceded that it is difficult to shake off recent disappointment, Tottenham supporters will know all too well that he can definitely recover from a slow start to the campaign.

Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first goal with a penalty

He began last season by going on a run of eight games without a goal in all competitions for Spurs, but still managed to finish the term as the top flight's leading goalscorer. 

And if he can repeat that yet again this year, then his team stand a great chance of not being left empty-handed at the end of the campaign. 

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