Harry Kane played down talk of an August jinx after he again failed to find the net in Tottenham's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.
The England forward has never scored a Premier League goal in August, despite winning the Golden Boot in each of the last two seasons, and - as at Newcastle United on the opening weekend - struck the post against Chelsea.
But Kane insists he is not affected by any talk of a jinx as he looks to offer Spurs more than just a goal threat.
"It is something that is spoken about a lot but I am not too bothered by it," he said. "I try to play well for the team and play well every game.
"Sometimes the ball does not go as it did [when it came] off the post and the few chances I had. It is part of the game.
"I just need to keep working hard, keep my head down and I am sure the goals will come."
Very frustrating. We'll respond on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/AC1OAUt1wX-- Harry Kane (@HKane) August 20, 2017
While Kane refused to pass comment on whether Tottenham should spend in the final days of the transfer market, with only Davinson Sanchez having signed so far, he does believe the window should close before the start of the season - a change that has been mooted by English clubs.
"We do what we do. We have a good squad," he added. "There are no complaints. We will see what happens in the next couple of weeks.
"The manager will decide who he wants and we will go from there. "At most clubs now everyone waits until the last minute to see who they can get and who is the best deal - and it is understandable.
"Why would teams not do that? In my opinion the transfer window should probably not be open now, but it is what it is."