Harry Kane is hoping to continue his form for club and country upon the resumption of the Premier League season after Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino pledged to retain the England Under-21 international.

Kane took his tally for the season to 15 after netting twice as the England Under-21s suffered their first defeat in 13 matches against France in Brest on Monday.

The 21-year-old's form has not yet been rewarded with a regular place in Tottenham's Premier League line-up, but Pochettino is ready to keep faith with the youngster after claiming he will not be offloaded in the January transfer window.

The ex-Millwall and Leicester City loanee remains determined to win over the Argentine boss despite being constantly overlooked in the top flight, and hopes his form for his country can continue upon the resumption of domestic matters this weekend.

"It's back to our clubs now and there's a lot of games to come over the Christmas and New Year period," the Tottenham striker said.

"You've just got to keep fit and keep on top of it and hopefully, the guys will all be on form going into the next friendlies.

"It was good to come away here and get a couple more goals, to get your confidence high and keep the run going.

"Hopefully I can take that back to my club form in the games we've got coming up."

Regardless of his success with Tottenham, Kane appears likely to lead the line for England at next summer's Under 21 European Championships after breaking into Gareth Southgate's first team.

Though defeat to France ends England's unbeaten run, Kane says the game was good experience ahead of tougher tests in the Czech Republic next summer.

"It's good to get on the scoresheet again, but as a collective we're disappointed that we've lost the game after going 2-0 up," he added.

"These are the sort of tests that we're going to be up against [in the Czech Republic]. It's unfortunate that we lost the game but we'll learn from it and take it into next year.

"They [France] were a good side, they're physical and they've got good ability, but they didn't make it through to the Euros so that shows how good this competition is."