Harry Kane says that he is finally over the lean spell

England striker Harry Kane says that he is finally over the lean spell which saw him go more than 10 matches without a league goal.

The striker’s only previous goal in the league so far this season came via a deflected effort against Manchester City. This has led to many questioning the quality of the 22-year-old. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has maintained that Kane will return to form irrespective of the struggles in front of goal. His statement was finally proved right after the youngster scored a hat-trick against Bournemouth on Sunday.

It was also a brilliant result for the team, as they closed the gap on the top four. Tottenham are now only five points behind table leaders Manchester City and Pochettino will be keen on maintaining or improving on this aspect over the next few months. Tottenham had a similar run of form at this stage last season, but they faltered in the business end. Winning against teams near the bottom of the table are extremely important for any team with top four aspirations. Spurs more than did the job with a fine 5-1 victory against the newly promoted team. Erik Lamela and Dembele scored the other goals for the club in this victory.

Tottenham’s next match is against managerless Aston Villa at White Hart Lane. "I feel I have been playing well all season. Sometimes as a striker you need a bit of luck to come your way and I got that today and you have got to be ready to take your chances when they come. I'm delighted to get the three goals and get the ball rolling so overall it is a good day,” said the striker, who finished last season with 31 goals in all competitions. It almost earned him the PFA Player of the Year award.