Pat Nevin has lavished praise on Harry Kane’s finish to put Tottenham 3-1 up against Morecambe, insisting that not many players would have instinctively known where the far post was like the Spurs star did.

This season has been Kane’s lowest goal return in the Premier League (until this point in the campaign) since the striker established himself as a regular in Spurs’ starting eleven back in 2014.

The England captain has only managed four goals in the English top-flight so far but there have been clear signs over the past couple of weeks that he has rediscovered his confidence in front of goal.

The 28-year-old came on just before the 70-minute mark with Spurs trailing 1-0 to Morecambe on Sunday as Antonio Conte rang the changes in an effort to turn the result around.

Kane proved a handful for the League One side’s defence and made an immediate difference when he came on.

After Tottenham had taken a 2-1 lead through strikes from Harry Winks and Lucas Moura, Kane put the icing on the cake by rolling the ball into the far corner despite having his back to goal.

Nevin insisted that the goal showed the Tottenham man’s finishing prowess.

The former Chelsea winger told BBC Radio 5 Live (09/01/22 from 16:00 onwards) about his strike: “How many players would think to hit from that position?

“He has his back to the goal, he has turned and flicked it as he knows where the back post is.

“He instinctively knows where the back post is but it’s another mistake.

“You don’t make mistakes against top-class players, they will punish you. They certainly have.”

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That goal will further help Kane’s confidence and I would not be surprised if he ends up with more than 15 goals in the Premier League before the end of the season.

However, it was worrying that Conte needed to bring on the likes of Kane, Moura and Skipp to overcome a sub-standard outfit.

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