Wayne Rooney has backed Spurs star Harry Kane to get back to his best following a difficult start to the season.
The Tottenham talisman has struggled in the Premier League this term, without a goal to his name in the top flight.
However, Kane has found the back of the net in the Carabao Cup and Europa Conference League.
The 28-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City in the summer, but Daniel Levy played hardball over his signature.
In the end, Kane stayed put in north London, but his poor form in the league has left some fans wondering whether they should’ve just cashed in on him.
The Spurs man also struggled on England duty this month, looking out of sorts against Hungary and being replaced with 14 minutes to go.
Rooney, England’s record goalscorer, has no doubt that Kane will overcome his sticky patch and go on a scoring run in the league once he breaks his duck.
The Derby boss also noted how his compatriot’s game has changed “quite a bit” in the last few years, almost playing simultaneously as a No. 10 and a No. 9.
Rooney told Sky Sports: “I think the minute Harry gets his first goal in the Premier League then he’ll get back to scoring on a regular basis.
“I think as a striker you’re expected to score goals but I think Harry has changed his game quite a bit in the last couple of years and he is coming a bit deeper.
“He’s created quite a few goals over the last couple of years as well but ultimately people will look [when you’re not scoring].
“I don’t think there’s any issue with Kane, he’s a top striker.
“He’s probably going to be the one to get closest to Alan Shearer’s record in the Premier League.
“He’s going through a sticky patch but there’s no doubt in my mind that he will get through it.”