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Mauricio Pochettino happy with Harry Kane performance

Pochettino happy with Kane performance
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Mauricio Pochettino says that Harry Kane is a key performer for Tottenham Hotspur, regardless of whether the striker gets on the scoresheet.

Mauricio Pochettino has said that he is confident of seeing Harry Kane hit top form after the striker fired a blank in Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 win against Newcastle United.

The England international, on the periphery of things at St James' Park, has now gone 14 games without scoring a Premier League goal in the month of August.

Kane mustered just two shots during his 90 minutes on the field, making it 46 attempts with nothing to show for it in the opening month of the season, but Pochettino has leapt to the defence of the 25-year-old.

"For me, he is in his best form whether he scores or doesn't score," Poch told Sky Sports News following the narrow win.

"I don't have any doubt that he's in his best form. He worked a lot for the team and I'm sure that he's going to score. But he can't score three goals in every game."

Kane only returned to training with Tottenham on Monday after top scoring at the World Cup finals with six goals.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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