Tottenham finally ended their miserable September run against Brighton this weekend, winning the game 2-1 on the South Coast.
Before these vital three points, Tottenham had failed to pick up any in the previous three games, losing to Watford, Liverpool and Inter Milan.
This also lined up with a mini goal drought from lead man Harry Kane, who went five games for club and country without finding the back of the net.
For many strikers this wouldn’t be classed as a drought, but the England captain has scored 106 goals in his last 130 games, so even going two without t scoring is a rare occurrence.
It has been plain for Spurs fans to see that Kane has been way off his usual form this season, despite scoring three goals and putting an end to his August hoodoo.
The striker has finally come out and addressed reports that he hasn’t been at his best.
Kane said: “I would 100 percent rather have the focus [on me] than not have it. I’ve scored three goals this season, which is not terrible.
“When you set standards in other seasons and other games, people will talk if you don’t reach them, and I’m the first to analyse my game and see what I could do better.
“Of course I feel I could have done better in most games this season. This was probably the first game where I was truly happy with my all-round performance.
“It’s the life of the striker. You’ll get chances, miss chances, feel you can hold it up better. All you can do is look forward and try to improve.
“We could have been a bit more clinical. That includes myself and a couple of the other players.
“We had good chances, their keeper made a couple of good saves and it’s disappointing not to get the clean sheet. I thought we deserved that — the defenders and keeper were strong all game.
“But in the Premier League if you don’t put teams away they will find a way to get back. Thankfully we held out.”
Kane believes that the win against Brighton was vital to rediscovering some team form: “It was important, as a team, that we were all better [against Brighton] and all had more energy.
“A lot of us played in the World Cup and a lot of people have been talking about that but we all feel fit and sharp. It’s important we proved that.
“It was an important game and I thought we played really well. The energy was there, everyone was working hard and we were pressing.
“Through these spells we said we had to work harder. It’s the only way to come through it and I thought that’s what we did. It’s about mentality.
“We were all pressing and this is when we’re at our best. That’s when we wear teams down and then we create space.
“We all talk around the training ground but there wasn’t an official meeting. We’re in a tough spell but that’s football. The only way to get through that is to work harder, whether that’s on the training pitch or during games.”
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