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Mauricio Pochettino seeks improved mentality from Tottenham strikers

• Harry Kane trains with squad but unlikely to play against Bayer Leverkusen
• Tottenham manager suggests goalscoring problems are psychological

Harry Kane trained with the Tottenham Hotspur squad on Tuesday morning, before the Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley on Wednesday night, and it had been no low-key thing. The media were in attendance, having been invited to watch the opening 15 minutes of the session, and, as the pictures went out, a major narrative line looked to have been established.

Tottenham have struggled for cutting edge in front of goal in recent weeks but Kane, even if he were to be only a substitute against Leverkusen, would stand to offer the remedy. It has been difficult to ignore the correlation between the absence of the striker, who has been out with ankle ligament damage since the middle of September, and how the team have misfired. They have scored only three times in their past five matches.

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