By Kevin Phillips

20th Sep, 2021 | 9:15am

Phillips delivers emphatic Tottenham verdict after Kane shredded by Neville

Kevin Phillips has backed under-fire Tottenham striker Harry Kane following Sunday’s loss to Chelsea.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the 2000 European Golden Shoe winner said the 28-year-old will rediscover his goalscoring form if he gets into the box more.

Kane failed to score for the fourth consecutive league game as Spurs were beaten 3-0 at home by Chelsea yesterday.

The England captain has an expected goals (xG) of just 0.5 in the league this season and is averaging just one shot on target every 96.3 minutes. (fbref)

Speaking to Sky Sports, Gary Neville claimed Kane was “despondent” against Chelsea and said “alarm bells” will be ringing.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Kane’s form, Phillips said: “I’m sure it will come good for Kane.

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“He can have slow starts to seasons and then bang, all of a sudden he hits form. Before you know it he will be the top scorer in the league again.

“I have no issues with him after what happened in the summer with Manchester City. I don’t think that’s having an effect on his performances.

“A little bit of it will be him adapting his game as he gets older which frustrates me in truth. I want to see him on the last man, running in behind and scoring goals. I’m less keen on him playing in a deeper role but as players get older that tends to be the case.

“There should be no worries about Kane. Spurs will create opportunities. Kane just needs to get himself into the box more.

“I have no doubt he’ll be at the top of the goalscoring charts come the end of the season.”

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