England captain Harry Kane has denied that he has suffered a major drop in form this season.
Much has been made of the form or lack thereof of the Spurs striker, with many pointing out that he has not been moving as freely as usual since England’s second-round game against Colombia at the World Cup last summer in Russia.
While stats show that Kane has been averaging fewer sprints and shots per game than he has in previous seasons and while the 25-year-old has admitted that a lack of rest after the World Cup has been difficult he has insisted that he remains as focused as ever.
However, the Three Lions skipper was also quick to point out that despite all the talk of him struggling to perform at his best he is still second top goalscorer in the Premier League after eight games of the season.
“I don’t think my game has dipped,” Kane told the press ahead of England’s UEFA Nations League clash against Spain.
“It’s been tough after the World Cup not getting much rest, but I think I dealt with it well. I’ve stayed fit and stayed healthy.
“That was my main priority at the start of the season. Now it’s building on that and pushing forward over the winter.
“I set a standard for myself and I want to reach that standard every game I play. Sometimes you fall below it for one reason or another. It’s about learning and improving and that is what I will do for the rest of my career.
“I just stay focused on my job and what I need to do. In the Premier League I’m second top goalscorer. I’d like to have scored more for England recently.”