Mates see funny side of Kane’s sum­mer drought

Daily Star - - Star Sport - By DAVE AR­MITAGE

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.”

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