Nuno Espirito Santo

Nuno Espirito Santo has backed Harry Kane to go on a goal scoring run after the Tottenham Hotspur star ended his drought last weekend.

The England captain notched his first league goal of the campaign at Newcastle last Sunday, having endured a slow start to the campaign following a tumultuous summer amid links with a move to Manchester City.

Spurs boss Nuno believes that Kane’s strike at St James’ Park has put the striker in a ‘good moment’ and he has backed his man to find the net against London rivals West Ham this weekend.

‘It was important for Harry, it was important for us,’ Nuno said of his goal at Newcastle.

‘We know Harry is a fantastic footballer, goals are part of his game. It will give him confidence and he is in a good moment now.’

Kane will need to be on top form if Spurs are to triumph at the London Stadium on Sunday, with the Hammers starting the campaign strongly.

David Moyes’ side are unbeaten in Europe and sit just one point behind Spurs in seventh, having secured a superb sixth place finish last term.

‘Very good team. The core of the team is there,’ Nuno said of Spurs’ upcoming opponents. ‘David Moyes is doing a fantastic job and it is going to be a tough game for us.’

The North Londoners will be looking for a response after suffering defeat by Vitesse in the Europa Conference League on Thursday. Nuno fielded a weakened team for the game against the Dutch side, leaving the star names at home.

The Portuguese said that he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the league game in East London.

‘The players who stayed back in London worked on Thursday and Friday and everybody is OK.

‘Let’s see now the players who were involved in the game if they have some kind of issues. I hope there is no major things.’


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