Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes Harry Kane can recover from his disappointing start to the season and says the Tottenham striker will be the closest to matching Alan Shearer's Premier League goalscoring record.
's record of 260 goals is untouched in Premier League history, but
is set to beat the formerNewcastle
"I personally think it [criticism of Kane] is an overreaction if I'm being honest.
"It's the first game for a while that he hasn't scored for England and for Tottenham he's still scored a few goals this season although not in the Premier League.
"He's one of the best strikers in the world and when you don't score people have their opinions, which they are entitled to of course, but Harry is a good enough player and a big enough person to come through this period.
"It's a little bit of a sticky period for him which he probably hasn't had to deal with [previously]. All strikers deal with it and Tottenham aren't in the best vein of form themselves so that's down to the team."
Rooney has 12 goals more than Kane for the Three Lions and the formerManchester United
forward is second behind
(260 goals) in the Premier League scoring chart with 208, five places in front of Kane (166).
He believes Kane will regain the form that has seen him regarded as one of the finest attackers in the world for club and country in recent years.
The Derby boss added:
"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."
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