Kane confident he can defy critics once again and find golden touch
Harry Kane has insisted he will answer his doubters for the second time in 12 months after vowing to emerge from his England slump.
Tottenham forward Kane saw his international goal drought extend to six games before being substituted in the closing stages of England’s 1-0 World Cup qualification victory against Slovakia on Sunday.
The 23-year-old, whose last England goal came against Turkey at the Etihad Stadium in May, was selected ahead of Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge to play as a lone centre-forward by manager Sam Allardyce in Trnava.
But despite suffering another frustrating evening, Kane insists his ability to dispel his ‘one-season wonder’ label last season underlines his readiness to again prove a point with England.
“There was a lot of talk last year and I managed to prove a lot of people wrong,” Kane said. “People will talk this year as well, but it’s part of football.
“I am confident in my ability and I know that if I continue doing what I am doing, the goals will come.
“I didn’t score in my first seven or eight games for Spurs last season, but I went on to win the Golden Boot. That proves that it was just a matter of time.
“People might talk now or if I don’t score in the next five or six games, but it doesn’t bother me.
“I am a confident player. I know if I keep doing what I am doing I will score goals and that is what I am going to do.”