BBC Sport pundit Danny Murphy says that Tottenham need to stop relying on striker Harry Kane and other players need to step up.

Spurs lost 2-1 at Leicester in the Premier League last night and have only taken one point out of a possible nine from their last three matches.

Kane has been in outstanding form for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season, scoring 16 goals in 18 appearances in all competitions.

Former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder Murphy believes the north London club are relying too much on the striker and that other players need to start pulling their weight.

“Sometimes in a team because somebody is so good, you start leaving them to it a little bit, players’ performances drop,” Murphy told BBC Radio 5 Live last night.

“Because Kane has been so phenomenal, the players think ‘Harry will get us out of it’ and again he’s got the goal tonight.”

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Murphy singled out Christian Eriksen, saying that he had to improve.

“Lamela is back now, he’s got something to prove. Eriksen has got to keep his levels up, I heard last month someone was saying that he fancies a move to Barcelona, he’s going to have to play better.”

Lamela made his first appearances for Spurs since October 2016 last night, after missing 13 months with a serious hip injury and made quite an impact.

The 25-year-old assisted Kane’s goal just 76 seconds after coming off the bench, but his return was unable to inspire Spurs to a comeback victory.

Leicester held out for the win thanks to first-half strikes from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. The result leaves Pochettino’s side in fifth place in the Premier League table with 24 points from their opening 14 matches.

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