​​Tottenham Hostpur midfielder Christian Erisksen has come to the defence of his club teammate Harry Kane, after the latter was unable to score a goal for both club and country in the past four games.

Kane usually starts the season slow and does not score in the month of August, but that changed this season after the player opened the scoring last month, but is yet to score anymore.

However, Eriksen insists the only reason he is getting flak is because everyone expects Kane to score a hat-track every time he plays.

"Everyone expects him to score three goals every game," Eriksen told the Independent.

"As a team we know we have to feed him, but in a team that is losing it is very difficult to score goals, even one that keeps creating chances. I know Harry wants to score more, and so do the rest of the team. At the end of the day it doesn't matter who is scoring and who is not scoring. It's about winning games." 

"We are not tired after the World Cup. Everyone has had near enough the same break," Eriksen added.

"Of course we are unfortunate we had so many players going so far in the tournament, which meant they started their pre-season later. But our performances have had nothing to do with tiredness. And personally, I haven't felt tired.

"There is no better place to put things right than at the San Siro. It's the perfect stadium to play in. And there will be no better way to start a Champions League campaign than with a win at the San Siro. It's going to be an exciting game."