By Dominic Toner
Harry Kane has admitted that he was not at full fitness in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Everton.
The Spurs striker played the full 90 minutes but failed to recreate his Premier League form from last season and was overshadowed by a late cameo from fellow striker Vincent Janssen.
The England international returned to pre-season later than some of the Tottenham squad after his involvement in Euro 2016.
Kane has confessed that he and several team-mates are still working on returning to full fitness.
“I’m probably still not 100 percent. I had one preseason game and today,” Kane told ESPN FC. “We are training hard and I am sure it will not be long before we are fully match fit.
“I did not really have a chance on goal today which is always disappointing as a striker. It is the first game of the season and there is a long way to go. A lot of us are still getting our fitness. We are going to train hard again this week and be ready for next Saturday.”
Erik Lamela scored an equalising goal with a well timed header to salvage a point for Spurs and the club’s supporters praised the Argentine on Twitter for his performance.
Everton’s Ross Barkley gave Everton a first-half lead as they dominated the opening 45 minutes but Spurs enjoyed much more of play in the second period and secured a draw.
His new striker partner Vincent Janssen made a positive impact from the substitute bench and would have opened his account if not for a close range save from Maarten Stekelenburg.
Kane, 23, has already made 127 appearances for Spurs in all competitions and scored 64 goals in return.
He has been left to spearhead the Spurs attack for the last two seasons but will now receive some help from Dutch forward Janssen, who scored 32 goals last season for Ajax in all competitions for AZ Alkmaar.
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