Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has defended the form of his striker Harry Kane and insists that the he “is an easy target” for critics.
Harry Kane has been unable in his last four appearances for club and country, prompting concerns of a possible World Cup hangover.
Kane won the Golden Boot at the World Cup with six goals, but he had just three weeks’ rest before returning to club action and has been used heavily since then.
Mauricio Pochettino has already attempted to play down fatigue concerns, however, and the Argentinian is unwilling to criticise Kane for his barren run.
“Harry is an easy target because it’s easy when he’s not scoring to start to talk about him,” he told reporters ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Inter Milan in the Champions League.
“But Harry, after four years at the club, there are a lot of things to say thank you to him. Of course he needs to improve, but the team needs to improve. But it’s easy to blame Harry, it’s an easy judgement.”