By Dominic Toner
Tottenham forward Harry Kane has been backed by former player Ledley King to ignore the critics and be mentally tough following his disappointing Euro 2016 campaign.
The former club captain believes that Kane will be able to continue his league form when the new season commences, despite failing to score for England this summer at the major tournament.
King told the Mail Online: “You expect criticism as a top player and even more so as a young player as well. When you’re young you’re going to have games and spells where you’re not scoring or playing so well.
“When you’re young people question your ability more. I’m entirely confident in Harry getting back to his best.”
The 22-year-old and his international team-mates slumped to a humiliating exit at Euro 2016 at the hands of Iceland and the striker has been one of those players most heavily criticised for a wretched individual display.
The Spurs fans’ favourite topped the Premier League goal charts with 25 strikes last season to follow his breakthrough 2014-15 campaign with an even more productive run of form.
Many people believe that Kane has played too much football in the last two seasons after competing at two major tournaments consecutively in the summer breaks, so the transfer of a new striker to the Spurs squad will come as a welcomed addition for him.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has recruited Dutchman Vincent Janssen for £18.8million this summer and his team-mate Michel Vorm has been quick to point out that he possesses many qualities as a striker.
Pochettino will now have some back up in the striking department and will look to exploit it with the club back in the Champions League and a busy campaign ahead.
The youngster Kane will be pursuing 20+ goals in the league for a third consecutive season and certainly has the support from his club to return to his goalscoring self.
In other Tottenham news, they have been given an emphatic answer in their pursuit of Franco Vazquez.