Harry Kane eyes improvement after sloppy opening, identifies Tottenham team-mate for praise
By Dominic Toner
Harry Kane has admitted there is plenty of room for improvement from Tottenham after their “sloppy” start to the season.
The Spurs striker believes that his team improved in the second half of their Premier League opener against Everton but admitted they were well below par at the start.
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.
Kane took to his personal Twitter account on Saturday night to give his verdict on the Goodison Park clash.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 13, 2016
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.
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Mauricio Pochettino elected to keep his English core as Kane spearheaded the attack, alongside national team-mates Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker.
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.
Kane will be aiming to recreate his form from last season and will get the opportunity to grab his first goal of the season against Crystal Palace next Saturday.
Spurs began the last campaign slowly with three consecutive draws against Stoke, Leicester and Everton, but still managed to mount a credible title bid against eventual champions Leicester.
Pochettino named Victor Wanyama as the only debutant against Everton but did introduce his second summer signing Vincent Janssen in the second-half.
Gary Lineker has predicted that Spurs will win the Premier League this season and they will need to improve on their opening day result.
In other Tottenham team news, Pochettino has revealed the extent of Hugo Lloris’ injury after the Everton draw.