Tottenham striker Harry Kane is yet to find the back of the net in the Premier League this season and there have been claims he is sulking after his transfer to Manchester City never materialised
The 28-year-old won last campaign’s Golden Boot having scored 23 times in the top flight, but he has been starved of service, touches in the box and shots in recent weeks.
Kane’s lack of form has led to speculation he may be sulking in the wake of his failed move to City.
While the England captain was linked with Pep Guardiola’s side throughout the summer, Etihad chiefs refused to meet Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy’s £150million asking price.
Nuno was quizzed on whether Kane’s uncharacteristic performances could be linked with his summer disappointment and responded with clear instructions for his misfiring striker.
“That’s the past, that’s the past,” said the Spurs manager. “Nothing that we can say or do now or in the future can change the past.
“So what we have to do with the past is put it behind our heads and focus on the present.”
Nuno will hope Spurs can arrest their slide with a positive result against his former club Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.
The Portuguese is still finding his feet in the Tottenham hot seat and he has found himself in the spotlight for deploying Kane in too deep a role in recent fixtures.
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“We have to find the process inside of the team, analysing all of the players, we have to tell them and find the solutions and the best way,” Nuno told reporters of Kane’s position in the line-up.
“Harry started on the left, really high in the previous game and it started well. We are now trying to find solutions, reinvent and recreate.
“Harry is part of our team. Everybody has to be involved.”
Nuno is relying on Kane to produce goals in light of Tottenham’s extensive injury list which was recently added to by winger Steven Bergwijn, who is a doubt for Sunday’s north London derby.
“He has an injury on his foot, a sprain, he twisted his ankle,” said Nuno of Bergwijn. “It’s very, very painful and the decision was to protect his foot and at the same time keep doing upper body workouts and try to maintain as fit as possible.
“But the injury needs to settle down and prevent him from feeling pain. It’s very painful now.”