Over the last couple of weeks, Harry Kane has been at center stage, taking criticism from various English pundits for his form, resulting in a three-game losing streak following the loss to Arsenal in the latest edition of the North London derby.
Nonetheless, Tottenham hopes that Kane can carry Thursday’s performance in the 5-1 victory over NŠ Mura in the UEFA Conference League. The 28-year-old would score a hat-trick after coming on as a substitute in the second half.
Manager Nuno Espírito Santo commented on Kane’s hat-trick at his press conference, where Football.London relayed his statements regarding what it does for his confidence as they look to get out of this three-game losing in the Premier League.
“It is important for everybody, I always insist. The more important thing is that we have all the players in the best they can be. All the squad today was important for players that didn’t have too many chances; they played 90 minutes,” Nuno said. “For the future, it is important to prepare what is in front of us, so all the squad is needed.”
“I back all the players; all the players have my total support—all of them. We have to support them and help them find the level that I believe they have, which is talent, quality. If we have all the players in the best, we can have a good squad and team.”
Tottenham will welcome Aston Villa this weekend in hopes of a win to begin turning this losing streak around. Plenty of criticism is already coming towards Nuno, and neither he nor Kane wants to lose and have this losing streak fester as a talking point for pundits over the international break.