Jan Vertonghen believes that the north London derby is the perfect game for Harry Kane to start finding the back of the net again.

The Tottenham man, who was hyped to within an inch of his life last season despite being unable to close his mouth, hasn’t scored this season but Vertonghen, who turned down a move to Arsenal because Arsene Wenger wanted him to fight for a place, believes Kane will find his way again.

England's Harry Kane attends a press conference at St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, central England on September 2, 2015, ahead of their UEFA Euro 2016 Group E qualifying football match against San Marino in Serravalle on September 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS
England’s Harry Kane attends a press conference at St George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent, central England on September 2, 2015, ahead of their UEFA Euro 2016 Group E qualifying football match against San Marino in Serravalle on September 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

“It’s the perfect game for him. I think he’s just a bit unlucky because he scored for England and in training sessions he’s doing very well so the goals will come,” Vertonghen said.

“He’s not a guy who has one good season and you never see him again. He has the qualities to perform and he will so the goals will come in a bunch.

“I don’t know who’s going to play but whoever does, everyone knows how important those games are for us and for the fans. We will play a strong team and hopefully get a strong result.”

Let’s face it, when it comes to the league cup, Tottenham put more stock in it than any other top side and you can understand why – it’s the only trophy they’ve won in the past 24 years.

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Without any silverware for the past seven years (not that you hear that every single week like you did with Arsenal) Spurs have yet to build their new stadium and even though Arsenal had ten years of doing very little while they paid for theirs, they were still not able to crawl out from Arsenal’s shadow.

Should they win on Wednesday night, expect them to act like they’ve won the league. Don’t blame them, though. As they haven’t actually won the league since 1961, none of their fans remember what that feels like.