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Harry Kane insists spirit is ‘clear’ after Man City transfer saga despite Tottenham and England poor form
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arry Kane has dismissed concerns over a potential hangover from his summer failure to leave Tottenham after his club struggles surfaced with England.

Kane had already scored in 15 consecutive World Cup and European Championship qualifying matches for his country – a remarkable streak dating back to September 2017.

However, he was replaced by Tammy Abraham as below-par England unsuccessfully searched for a late winner in north-west London, with much of the post-match talk then inevitably focusing on his struggles. .

Kane has been through a rough patch of club form since failing to seal a money transfer to Manchester City in the summer’s most publicized transfer saga, neither scoring nor assisting No goals in six Premier League games so far this quarter.

For Spurs, the 28-year-old has so far only found the back of the net in the Carabao Cup and the Europa Conference League, although he insists there is no need to panicking after admitting that his performance over the past few weeks had been lacking.

“It’s natural for people to think like that and obviously everyone is entitled to their opinion, but at the end of the day I’m my own biggest critic,” Kane told ITV when asked about a potential hangover from his transfer saga.

“I put the most pressure on myself to deliver, perform and play well, so at the end of the day I have to keep working hard for the team.

“It was the first game out of 15 that I hadn’t scored, so not the end of the world. Anyone who knows me well knows that I am confident every time I play. I’ll be ready for the next one.

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Pressed if his mind was clear after the summer, Kane added, “I’m as clear as anything. Obviously [there is] a lot of noise around me and when you are a top athlete, it is sometimes the case. This is how you handle it.

“I have good people around me, good friends and family, good teammates, good coaches. Every time I step on the pitch I give 110% for the club and the country.

“The performances of the club and the country may not have been there in recent weeks, but there is no need to panic. I have confidence in myself, I have confidence in the teams in which I play, that’s how it goes.

“I am well placed. Obviously I know that a lot has been said about me, in the end I still scored nine goals this season.

“I’m here, I’m working as hard as I can for the team. When the opportunities arise, I have no doubts that I will put them aside.

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