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Harry Kane. Getty Images

Tottenham’s Eric Lamela has said that team-mate Harry Kane is not a “machine” and it is only a matter of time before he is back among the goals.

The striker endured another frustrating night on Tuesday as Spurs slumped to a late 2-1 Champions League defeat at Inter Milan, doing little to take the focus away from his form and fitness.

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The England captain, who has gone five games for club and country without a goal, missed a good opportunity at the San Siro, but Lamela insists Kane should not be the only player to carry the scoring burden for Spurs.

“Harry is not a machine. He scores a lot. He always scores,” Lamela said. “Here he didn’t and for two or three games he didn’t. But he will score again.

“It’s not like Harry needs to score every single game. Christian (Eriksen) scored, I scored in the last game. Sonny (Heung-Min Son) will score. Lucas (Moura) will score. All the pressure is not on Harry.

“All the attacking players need to score. And that’s it.”