England captain Harry Kane admits there have been NO appearances in recent weeks but backs himself to turn form after signing another blank against Hungary
England captain Harry Kane admits his level of play has not been up to expected levels in recent weeks, but he promised to turn it around.
Gareth Southgate’s number nine had a hard time in the draw against Hungary on Tuesday evening and was even substituted for Tammy Abraham late in the 76th minute.
He also has yet to score in six Premier League appearances for Tottenham and after being heavily linked with Manchester City over the summer, Kane admits his underperforming but says he ‘remains confident in his abilities’.
England captain Harry Kane admits his level of play was not at the expected level
Kane struggled on Tuesday night and was substituted by his manager in the 76th minute
“It’s normal for people to think that way, people are entitled to their opinion,” Kane . said ITV following criticism of the start of his season.
“Ultimately, I am my own biggest critic and pressure me to perform. Anyone who knows me knows that I am confident when I play.
‘I’m as clear as can be, a lot of noise around me, if you’re a top athlete you could expect that.
“Maybe there have been no appearances for club and country in recent weeks, but I’m confident in my ability – sometimes that’s just the way it goes.”
Ex-Arsenal striker Ian Wright told ITV after Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier, the 28-year-old doesn’t look sharp.
Kane again played a blank against Hungary and has yet to score in the Premier League this season
“He’s not playing well at the moment. He doesn’t look sharp,” Wright said.
“He’s an elite striker and when he plays like that, you’re going to answer questions.
“But he doesn’t seem sharp – these cases where he’d have to stay onside to get the chance, but he’s going deep and right now he doesn’t seem in the right place.”