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Mauricio Pochettino insists Harry Kane will return to goalscoring form soon after the striker made it 427 minutes without a goal for club and country.

Kane was provided with a good chance to find the net against Inter Milan but failed to take his opportunity and was eventually substituted towards the end of the Champions League opener.

The striker hasn’t scored since Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford last month, and concerns have been raised over his fitness – he hasn’t looked quite the same since suffering an ankle injury in March.

Despite his injury, Kane scored the goals that sealed a top three finish for Spurs last season and won the Golden Boot at the World Cup.

And Pochettino believes Tottenham’s talisman will be back on the scoresheet in the near future.

“Harry is one of the best players that we have,” Pochettino said in his press conference on Thursday (via Goal).

“There is no doubt. It is only three games. Not too much. I think all strikers suffer periods where they don’t score.

“Because he is such an important player for us, when he doesn’t score, we sometimes struggle to win.

“I have no doubt that he is going to perform better in the future and score goals because he is a great player.”

Kane will be hoping to be among the goals when Spurs take on Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Londoners are desperate for all three points after losing three successive matches in all competitions for the first time under Pochettino.

Check out our predicted XI to face Brighton here.

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