By Alex Taylor

Graham Roberts has issued a strong defence of Tottenham forward Harry Kane.

Kane, 23, has endured a slow start to the season, scoring up just one goal from his first five games in all competitions.

The England international shone for Spurs last term, winning the Premier League golden boot trophy after scoring 25 goals.

“All these pundits having a go at Harry Kane are totally wrong,” Roberts tweeted. “He is working hard the goals will come, last year he didn’t start scoring till November.”

Kane’s form took a turn for the worse at this summer’s European Championships in France.

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The striker faced intense criticism from supporters and pundits after an array of wayward set-pieces and poor finishing marred what was a strong domestic campaign with Tottenham.

The striker has a good record overall though, he has now scored 92 goals and provided 27 assists in 211 career matches.

The north London forward will have plenty of opportunity to rectify his poor goal-scoring record in their upcoming fixtures.

Tottenham face Sunderland, Middlesbrough, West Brom and Bournemouth over the next two months – fixtures Kane will know he capable of scoring goals in.

In other Totteham news, Brad Friedel believes that Spurs were outplayed in their Champions League clash against Monaco – and must come to terms with the bigger Wembley pitch.