Incredibly, none of the Tottenham striker’s 78 Premier League goals have come in the opening month of the season – the earliest in a campaign he has found the back of the net was last year when he scored at Sunderland on September 10.
Twice he forced sharp saves from Thibaut Courtois in the 2-1 defeat at Wembley and he also hit the post – reason enough for Kane to believe that the all-important first goal will eventually come.
“The lack of goals in August is something that is spoken about a lot but I am not too bothered by it,” he insisted “I try to play well for the team and play well every game. Sometimes the ball does not go in as it did against Chelsea – off the post and the few chances I had.
“It is part of the game, I just need to keep working hard, keep my head down and I am sure the goals will come.”
Perhaps it is a transfer window thing. Certainly Kane admits he will be more relaxed once all business is done for the summer and he can be certain there will be no more departures from the club.
A Premier League meeting on September 7 will determine whether in future the window will shut before the start of the season and although manager Mauricio Pochettino refused to be drawn on the issue last week, Kane is a big fan.
“I think it will be a relief when the window shuts,” he said. “There have been talks about maybe closing it before the start of the season. Me personally, I think that would be good.
“When the season starts it would be good to just everyone is where they are at. You get on with the season.
“At the minute there is always players going here and there and there is a lot of talk for some players and maybe they should be concentrating on the season. Let’s see what happens in the future but my opinion I think it would be good to end it when the season starts.”
Despite the disappointing start, May remains a long way away and Kane is convinced that the manner of their defeat against Chelsea, if not the result itself, can give them plenty of encouragement for the long season ahead.
“It is not the result we wanted but we can take a lot of positives from the way that we played,” he said. “We dominated the game and had the better chances first and second half. It is about being clinical.
“We have to hold our heads high. We played a good game but it was not our day we have to move on and try and win next week.
“It is a long old season and we have plenty of time and games at Wembley and we need to keep doing what we are doing. Keep playing the way that we are playing and keep working hard in training. And it will come.
“The Chelsea game, everyone can agree, it could have gone the other way easily. It did not. That is football, that is life, you have to get on with it and move on.”
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