Tim Sherwood has told Harry Kane that he expects him to ‘go on a run’ of goal-scoring form after breaking his Premier League drought against Newcastle United.
Tottenham made their return to domestic action with a 3-2 win at St James’ Park on Sunday, with Kane notching a goal and an assist for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
The 28-year-old had come under scrutiny for his slow start to the season before the fixture, but he answered calls by delivering a performance of old against Newcastle, who fell to defeat in their first match under their Saudi-led ownership.
Kane latched onto a delicate chipped pass from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to lob calmly beyond the onrushing Karl Darlow to edge Spurs ahead in the first period in Tyneside.
Former Spurs man Sherwood admitted Kane will not be happy with his slow start to the campaign or playing catchup to stars Mohamed Salah and Romelu Lukaku, but insists he will hit a rich vein of attacking form now that he is off the mark in the Premier League.
Sherwood, who initially introduced Kane to the fold at Spurs during his spell as the club’s boss in 2014, also outlined his scoring prediction to the striker going forward.
Sherwood said on Matchday Live on Optus Sport: “He would have liked to have started quicker. He would have seen the likes of Mo Salah and Lukaku, even though he hadn’t scored in six, getting away from him.
“Harry will be quick to tell us that he has scored ten goals this season. And one in the Premier League. But that’s all the kick start he needs now. He will go on now and score 20 plus goals for Tottenham.”
He added: “Harry, I think you are up and running now. I think you will go on a run and there is somebody sitting opposite me [Alan Shearer] hoping that you don’t!”
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This is the sort of performance that can kick-start Kane’s season and he can well go on now to hit a rich vein of scoring form. He looked to be back to his old ways against Newcastle, so hopefully, this will be a turning point for him going forward.
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