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Harry Kane ready to prove he's no one season wonder

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Harry Kane’s seven match goal drought in all competitions has finally come to an end as the Tottenham Hotspur marksman managed to score against San Marino with a exceptionally chipped finish in his substitute appearance; he also managed to get on the score sheet against Switzerland with a tidy one touch finish.

He told the Daily Mail: "Any striker wants to be scoring goals, so it's great to come away and get a couple, I'll go back and focus on Spurs but if I don't score at the weekend it's not the end of the world. 

"Hopefully I can get some chances for the club now and start scoring goals and really kick on this season" he added.

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Kane joined the Spurs youth team in 2004, just two years after he left Arsenal's youth side. Between 2011-2013 Harry Kane endured loan spells at four different clubs (Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City) scoring 14 goals in 56 loan appearances.

This time last year Harry Kane wasn't a household name, but those circumstances changed dramatically. The Englishman went on to net 21 league goals whilst registering 31 in all competitions for his North London side. Kane is now regarded as one of the best young talents in world football.

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Despite the young star's goal scoring antics last year, many football fans still aren't entirely convinced by Kane.

Kane didn't just score his goals against lower-mid table teams, he scored against the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, including doubles against his boyhood Gunners side and the eventual champions.

In the Arsenal fixture at the Emirates, it was Kane’s positioning that arguably rewarded Spurs with the three points. The equaliser came from an Erik Lamela corner, who picked out a fellow Spurs teammate who saw his headed attempt saved and deflected into the path of Kane who was simply in the right place at the right time to calmly slide it past the grounded Arsenal shot-stopper. A real poachers finish.

Kane’s match-winner was even better, a cross was whipped into the box in which Kane brilliantly headed home. Once again incredible positioning and composure from the Englishman.

In the Chelsea match, Kane showcased his skill capabilities with his first goal against the Stamford Bridge outfit, dribbling past Cesc Fabregas and Oscar before slotting it home from the edge of the box.

In the 2014-15 Premier League season, whenever Kane got his name on the score-sheet, Tottenham won 12 matches drew one and lost just twice. A statistic that outlines how valuable Kane is to his North London club. Kane scored nearly 50% of his Tottenham’s goals, scoring 21 of 58.

Kane endured a decent 2015-16 pre season despite his international side being knocked out early on in the group stages in the Under 21 European championship, registering just three points to finish last in Group B.

Kane scored two goals throughout the 2015-16 pre-season, it may not indicate much but it does show that Kane was continuing to find the back of the net on a consistent basis.

The England international has failed to open his account in the first four matches of the new season, however it is early stages and last season after nine league matches Kane had registered no goals and one own goal.

Kane didn't kick-start his tally in the 2014-15 season till round 10 against Aston Villa, scoring the winner in the 90th minute.

Kane is a very well rounded footballer and he’s strong mentally as well as physically, he has decent ball control, a great passer, brilliant in the air and more importantly he’s a clinical finisher which is lethal when combined with his exceptional positioning.

The Spurs striker simply just loves playing football for his White Hart Lane outfit, he’s shown great loyalty to the club insisting he’s happy and wants to stay, hence why the England international put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year deal.

Despite the £22 million signing of Heung-Min Son from German outfit Bayer Leverkusen, Kane is guaranteed a spot in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting eleven due to a successful season along with the lack of goal scoring options for the North London club.

The English prodigy can only grow more under the management of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who strongly believes in his striker's abilities.

Kane is set to be a huge part of Pochettino’s future plans. The Argentine manager has insisted that he is focused on the long term aspect of his team and is not concerned about competing for a top four spot, making an interesting statement.

“You just have to look to the investments made by Liverpool, Manchester City, [Manchester] United, Chelsea or Arsenal during this summer,” Pochettino said.

Perhaps Kane’s moment of brilliance against San Marino will be just what the Englishman needed to get back to his goal scoring form that saw him score 31 goals for Tottenham last season.

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