Spurs striker hits back at claims

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Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has hit back at claims that his form has dipped this season following the World Cup.

Kane, who is currently on international duty with England has equalled his worst run without a goal for his country after going six games without a goal.

The Three Lions face Spain in Seville on Monday evening and the captain insists that he is not suffering from fatigue.

Since England finished fourth in Russia, Kane took only a short break away from football before returning to Tottenham ahead of the Premier League opener at Newcastle United.

If he does not score in the Nations League game against Spain, it will be the longest barren run of his senior England career. In contrast, Kane has scored six times for Tottenham this season, including five times in the Premier League.

“I don’t think my game has dipped,” he told Sky Sports.

“It’s been tough after the World Cup not getting much rest, but I think I dealt with it well. I’ve stayed fit and stayed healthy.

“That was my main priority at the start of the season. Now it’s building on that and pushing forward over the winter.

“I set a standard for myself and I want to reach that standard every game I play. Sometimes you fall below it for one reason or another.

“It’s about learning and improving and that is what I will do for the rest of my career.

“I just stay focused on my job and what I need to do. In the Premier League, I’m second top goalscorer. I’d like to have scored more for England recently.”

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