Gareth Southgate confident ‘Harry will get us goals’ despite striker’s drought

• England forward has not scored for six games
• Kane hits crossbar and has effort ruled offside against Croatia

Gareth Southgate has backed Harry Kane to recover from a six-game barren spell with the national team after England emerged from a surreal goalless draw against Croatia played in an empty stadium frustrated to have earned only a point.

Kane, the World Cup’s Golden Boot winner, last scored with a penalty against Colombia in the knockout phase in Moscow and saw a header thump on to the crossbar and another attempt ruled out for offside in Rijeka. His current drought equals his longest period without an international goal.

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