Tottenham Hotspurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has played down the lack of goals of Harry Kane and the rest of the squad this season after Spurs were held to a goalless draw at White Hart Lane by Everton on Saturday, 29 August. The Argentinian manager is expected to bolster the number nine role before the end of the transfer window amid the speculations with West Bromwich striker Saido Berahino.
Spurs have already signed French youngster Clinton Njié from Lyon to backup Kane but have also been heavily linked with Berahino following Roberto Soldado's return to La Liga and the expected departure of Emmanuel Adebayor. West Brom, however, have reiterated that the club are likely to part ways with the striker after rejecting two offers from the North London side and as well his transfer request.
Daily Mail claimed that Tottenham are still confident on securing his services before the end of the transfer window and are set to make a third bid of £25m having already seen offers of £18m and £22m knocked back. But Pochettino believes that Spurs will find the net, as they created enough chances against Everton to get the three points.
"Tim Howard was Man of the Match. That's the clear answer. I'm disappointed because I think we deserved more but in the last few games we've deserved more, more and more. We need to improve in front of the opponents' goal and to be more clinical but this type of period can happen," he said as quoted by ESPN.
"The good thing is that we've played better than United, Stoke, Leicester and Everton. I think we're in a good way but it's true, you feel a little frustrated because you play better and draw, play better and draw, play better and draw. That is a little upsetting. Why? Because we deserve more.
"We need to maintain the performance, this is the right way and we're not worried because when Eriksen, Njie and Son are available it's a strong squad."
Kane scored 21 Premier League goals last campaign despite starting the season as a back-up of both Soldado and Adebayor. However, the England international has failed to net a single goal in the first four games of the campaign.
"I was happy with Harry," Pochettino added. "His performance was good. For a striker, it's important to score, but it was difficult against Everton.
"I'm not worried about Harry. I'm sure that over the next few weeks he'll score. We don't need to speak about it too much. We don't want to put more pressure on him."