England captain Harry Kane denies form has dipped since World Cup
England face Spain in the Nations League on Monday
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 14/10/18 9:19am
Harry Kane has denied his form has suffered since the World Cup but admits he would like to score more often for England after equalling his worst run without a goal at international level.
Kane failed to find the net as the Three Lions were held to a goalless draw by Croatia on Friday and the striker has now gone six games without a goal for his country.
Kane took only a short break away from football after the World Cup before returning to Tottenham for the start the new season, but the 25-year-old has denied suggestions he is suffering from fatigue.
"I don't think my game has dipped," he said. "It's been tough after the World Cup not getting much rest, but I think I dealt with it well. I've stayed fit and stayed healthy.
"That was my main priority at the start of the season. Now it's building on that and pushing forward over the winter.
"I set a standard for myself and I want to reach that standard every game I play. Sometimes you fall below it for one reason or another.
"It's about learning and improving and that is what I will do for the rest of my career.
"I just stay focused on my job and what I need to do. In the Premier League, I'm second top goalscorer. I'd like to have scored more for England recently."
England continue their Nations League campaign away in Spain on Monday and Kane is expecting a tough test against their hosts, who beat Wales 4-1 in a friendly earlier this week.
"You look at the way they have played over the last 10 years or so, they have set that standard," he said.
"We're not quite there yet in that aspect, in the way they keep the ball. We've got different qualities.
"We've got great pace in the team, great one-against-one ability, and that's what we've got to try to exploit when we play them.
"It will be a tough game, but these are the experiences you want to be in. We've got a good squad with young, hungry players who are ready to come in and make a difference."