Cape Town - Tottenham striker Harry Kane says it down to the club's
players to "take responsibility" for what has been a poor start to
Spurs have won just two of their eight games this season and
were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night on penalties by League Two
Pochettino's side are 10 points behind leaders Liverpool in
the Premier League and threw away a 2-0 lead at Olympiakos in their opening
Champions League group-stage.
Kane told Sky Sports there is no hiding behind Tottenham's
poor start to the campaign.
"I'd say it's been disappointing; I don't think there's
any hiding behind that," he said. "To only win two games out of our
first seven is not the standards that we've set in previous years.
"Obviously the two draws at (Manchester) City and
Arsenal are not terrible results but being 2-0 up at Arsenal and drawing does
feel like a terrible result.
"We've put ourselves in good positions this season, we
just haven't managed to see the game out or find a way to win like we have in
"It's a disappointing start, but there are plenty of
games to turn that around, starting with the game on Saturday [against
"[Game management] is something we need to get better
at, when we go ahead in games, we need to be more confident, to see the game
out, whether we drop behind the ball or carry on playing, whatever suits that
"We're not inexperienced anymore, we're not young
anymore, the excuses aren't there for us anymore. It's down to us players to
Kane though is not ruling out a title challenge, despite
their poor start.
He said: "If this was January or February people would
be saying there's no chance of us winning it.
"Obviously it's not the ideal start, but stranger
things have happened. You can never rule yourselves out until it's done."