By Dominic Toner
Teddy Sheringham has told Harry Kane that he must be patient to be the Tottenham matchwinner against Crystal Palace.
Ex-Spurs striker Sheringham believes that Palace manager Alan Pardew will set up his team to counter the threat of Kane when the sides meet at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
Kane, 23, will be searching for his first goal of the season after drawing a blank in the Premier League opener against Everton in the 1-1 draw.
The forward will be lining up against two experienced and battle-hardened defenders in Scott Dann and Damien Delaney.
Sheringham, who spent seven years at Spurs over two spells, has urged Kane to be composed if any chances fall his way.
“Harry has to keep himself bright, alive and optimistic that a chance will fall to him,” Sheringham told the club’s website. “If he gets a chance, he has to take it.
“Alan Pardew is going to set his team out to try to limit Tottenham to maybe two and a half chances, and you have to take one of those chances. Hopefully, one will fall to Harry in a good position and then you have to be ready for that moment.”
Talisman Kane revealed that he was not at full fitness in Spurs’ match against Everton but should be much sharper after another week of training under his belt.
Kane, 23, has already made 127 appearances for Spurs in all competitions and scored 64 goals in return.
England’s senior forward went to the Euros on the back end of a brilliant season at White Hart Lane, where he topped the Premier League scoring charts with 25 goals.
The striker will be aiming to recreate his form from last season and will hope to open his scoring account against Palace next Saturday.
Kane did enjoy success against Palace in the 2015/16 season when he scored a header in a 3-1 away win.
In other Tottenham team news, Mauricio Pochettino has revealed the plans for two senior players amid exit speculation.