Tottenham’s poor form to the season continued after a 0-0 draw with Everton at White Hart Lane. The match witnessed striker Harry Kane once again failing to score. Kane came to prominence last season and finished the campaign with a whopping 31 goals in all competitions. This almost saw him win the PFA Player of the Year award, while there have been rumours linking him with Manchester United throughout the summer. United reportedly was ready to play around £40 million for the England international, who has been going through a bad patch for quite a while.
Kane has yet to score in the Premier League this season, while he has only three goals in his last 12 league games. Spurs are yet to win a game after having drawn three and lost one of their four matches. After having recently sold Roberto Soldado to Villarreal, the club are now heavily reliant upon Kane for the goals. Emmanuel Adebayor does not look like getting back into favour anytime soon and he may very well leave the club before the end of this window.
The club recently acquired the signature of Heung Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen for around £ 22 million. However, the striker is expected to take some time to adapt to the English game. Even then, he is not a renowned goal scorer after having managed 29 goals in 87 appearances for the German team. Manager Mauricio Pochettino, though, claims that he is not worried about the lack of goals from Kane. The South American boss has recalled that his team had numerous chances against Everton. He reckons that it is merely a case of things not going in favour of Spurs as a whole. Pochettino said:
“With Harry, I think we have to wait. I am happy with his performance.
“He had two or three clear chances to score and I hope he is clear in his mind and not thinking too much, only to work hard and play.
“I was happy with our performance because it was impossible for more. All we needed to do was score. We made a lot of chances and we should have done better with them.
“We were the better team but, in football, you need to score and for us it was impossible. I think it was clear that Tim Howard was man of the match.”
There have been numerous ‘one season wonders’ in the game and Kane needs to find the scoring touch quickly in order to avoid being classified as one. Despite his poor form, the striker is likely to make it to the Euro 2016 qualifying matches against San Marino and Switzerland.
Sunderland are one of the six teams yet to win this season. Spurs face the Black Cats in the next game looking for their first three points of the season.