HARRY RIBBED OVER FAILURE TO BREAK THE BLANK
Mates see funny side of Kane’s summer drought
HARRY KANE’S England teammates are taking the mickey over his August goalscoring blues.
The Tottenham hitman has never scored a Premier League goal in the traditional month of bountiful harvests.
The 24-year-old double Golden Boot winner admits his international pals are ribbing him about another blank this month.
He will lead the line for England in their World Cup qualifier in Malta tomorrow night hoping to find the back of the net at last.
“The Malta game is on September 1, so all the lads have had a little joke about it,” he said. “I should be good to go now.
“It is what it is. Obviously, for some reason the ball doesn’t seem to go in, in August. Who knows why? Everyone knows I won’t be too worried about that.
“I’ve had two very good seasons without scoring in August before, so I just need to keep my head down and work hard because I know the goals will come.
“I’ve hit the post twice this season, so I am getting in the right positions. I am feeling good and sharp, so I’m not too worried.
“I’m going to have spells like this but it just seems to be at this time of the year, no matter what shape I am in.
“I just have to stay mentally focused and do my job, to try to score for England in these next two games and go from there.”
Some of Kane’s England team-mates will be finalising their moves to new clubs today.
But you won’t find the Spurs striker glued to the TV on transfer deadline day. “To be totally honest, I don’t really have it on,” he said.
“Of course, the gaffer will get in who he wants to get in. I’ll be interested to see who we get in but I’m not that interested in other teams. I’m focused on Tottenham.”
Kane is going nowhere and admits he has not got an escape clause in the five-year deal he signed last December. “No, I haven’t and I haven’t really thought about it,” he said. “I’m ® fully committed to Spurs, as you all know, so there is no reason to have one.
“Sometimes my mates say, ‘I wonder what you’d be worth?’ but that’s not something that’s on my mind.
“If I was someone thinking about moving, then of course I’d think about that but as you know I’m fully committed to Spurs in the future.”
One thing he is sure of is that if anyone ever did try to sign him, then Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would be a formidable man to bargain with.
“Daniel likes to do it on the last day to get the best deal,” said Kane.
“Daniel is a great businessman. I don’t do my contracts myself. He’s a businessman, knows what he wants and he’s been around for a long time.
“He’s great for our club and runs it in a very good way. The facilities we’ve got now are second to none. I don’t deal with him face to face so I wouldn’t know how intimidating he really is.”
Injured Spurs team-mate Danny Rose recently rocked the boat in an explosive interview when he moaned that Spurs stars were underpaid and said Levy should sign players he didn’t have to Google.
Kane said: “I’m here with England and I don’t want to talk about it too much.
“He said what he said, but he now just needs to concentrate on getting himself fit and helping us again at Spurs.”