Tottenham striker Harry Kane says he never lost belief in his goalscoring ability after netting a hat-trick in the 5-1 win at Bournemouth. The visitors bounced back from conceding in the opening minute as goals from Kane, Moussa Dembele and Erik Lamela gave them a 3-1 lead at half-time.
England international Kane added two more goals in the second half to complete the third hat-trick of his career and propel Spurs to sixth in the Premier League table. The 22-year-old had only netted once for Spurs in all competitions this campaign prior to his exploits at the Vitality Stadium – a far cry from the 24 goals he scored in the 2014/15 season.
"As a striker you are going to go in and out of spells. I've not had a bit of luck that maybe I had last season and today was the day it changed with chances coming my way," Kane told Spurs' official website.
"As a striker you have to be patient. I feel I've been playing well, as a team we're playing well and I'm delighted to get the three goals."
Kane feels the win over Bournemouth was one of the Spurs' best performances of the season and credited his team's high-tempo approach for the positive result. "Bournemouth started well but other than the first five minutes, it was one of the best performances we've had," he said.
"We played well, pressed high and created chances. Overall we're delighted with the way we played, especially scoring the five goals. It was a good day for us."
Spurs are on a nine-game unbeaten run in the league since their opening day defeat at Manchester United and Kane said morale at White Hart Lane was soaring. "We haven't lost in the Premier League since the opening day of the season, confidence is sky high, we're playing well and even the draws we've had we could have won," he stated.
"We're slowly climbing the table, we're happy with where we are and we have to keep progressing and getting better."