Harry Kane admits Tottenham may have to change tactics as teams have figured them out

Tottenham's Harry Kane

The Spurs star believes the side may have to change their approach to ensure success.

Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane has admitted to the London Evening Standard that his side may have to change their tactics and approach in the second half of the season as teams have figured out their style of play.

Spurs took the Premier League by storm last term under Mauricio Pochettino's high-intensity, high-pressing brand of football, looking like genuine title challengers for much of the latter half of the campaign.

They began this season in the same vein, going unbeaten in their first 12 league games and winning five of their first seven.

Tottenham's Harry Kane

However, in recent weeks the wins have dried up. Spurs were held to draws by the likes of West Brom and Bournemouth as they failed to exert their dominance in a telling fashion, and though they thrashed hapless Swansea City 5-0 recently, they have suffered back-to-back away defeats at Chelsea and Manchester United.

In fact, they have now won just two of their last eight in the league, and Kane believes the time may have come for his side to start looking for different methods of winning games.

The England striker told the Standard: "People didn’t expect us to play so well last year, and press so high with such intensity. Now teams are maybe dropping off a bit more, letting us have the ball – and we have to find different solutions to unlock the door. Manchester United made it difficult for us to play out from the back. They made us play more long balls that we are used to playing. That was their gameplan, and it worked.

"All we can do is keep working on our game in training, working on different scenarios, and hopefully it will pay off. We have to keep fighting [in the title race]. We have no other option.

"Last year, December and January were the months when we pushed forward, got good results and moved up the table. We have to do the same again and we feel we can beat anyone in this league."

Whether Pochettino would agree with that notion is unclear, but Spurs need to recapture their form if they are to prevent themselves falling down the table.

They have already slipped to fifth, and United closed the gap to three points with Sunday's victory.

Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their third goal

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