There aren’t many better strikers in the world, let alone the Premier League, than Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
But what is it about the month of August that seems to stop the 24-year-old from scoring?
Kane, bizarrely, has never scored a single Premier League goal in August during his career to date.
He played the full 90 minutes in Spurs’ three opening league matches against Newcastle United, Chelsea and Burnley and failed to hit the back of the net.
The England international came agonisingly close to ending the hoodoo in all three matches but, yet again, he finished August without a league goal to his name.
Kane finally breaks his duck - in September...
Kane was in action on Friday night as England took on Malta in their seventh 2018 World Cup qualifier.
And everyone on Twitter made the same joke after the Spurs star scored the first and last goals in England’s 4-0 away win.
Yep, now August is over, it’s safe to assume Kane will be unstoppable in front of goal for the rest of the season.
It’s so weird.
Kane posts superb tweet
Shortly after full-time, and presumably after seeing thousands of notifications on his phone, Kane took to Twitter and acknowledged the fact he’d broken his duck on September 1.
“Didn't like August anyway! 😂“ he joked. “Solid performance and good result away from home. #ThreeLions 🦁🦁🦁“
A little bit of self-deprecating humour, there. Fair play, Harry.
Kane: 4-0 was a good result
“Whenever you come away in games like this it’s never going to be easy,” Kane told ITV, per the London Evening Standard.
“But we knew we just needed to keep moving it and the spaces will open and the chances will come. As you say, 4-0 is a good result.
“We were trying to break them down. When you come to games like this they put 11 men behind the ball and you’ve got to make sure your passing is spot on. It probably wasn’t.
“We knew if we just kept moving it wide, moving it wide the chances would come.”
Kane will now be hoping to add to his tally at Wembley Stadium - Spurs’ home ground this season, of course - when England host Slovakia on Monday.
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