Tottenham's Harry Kane admits he's still not at 100 percent fitness

LIVERPOOL, England -- Tottenham's Harry Kane is determined to put his Euro 2016 nightmare behind him, but says he is still getting up to speed after the tournament.

The England striker failed to score in four appearances in France and faced fierce criticism for his performances, particularly in the Three Lions' round-of-16 defeat to Iceland.

Kane, who won the Premier League Golden Boot with 25 goals last season, returned to training for Spurs three weeks ago but was left out of the preseason trip to Australia -- in common with all-but-one of the club's 11 Euro 2016 representatives.

He is keen to forget his summer away but admits he is "still not 100 percent," after struggling in Spurs' 1-1 draw at Everton in Saturday's Premier League curtain-raiser.

"You have to put stuff like that behind you," Kane told reporters at Goodison Park. "It was not the way we wanted it to go but that is football. That has to go to the back of your mind and I am focused on the Premier League season. I feel fit and ready to go. We are training hard, getting fitter every week, so I'm looking forward to the games ahead.

"It's hard not to think about it when you are away on holiday. You wish it went better and think about what you could have done better. It's football. There are highs and lows along your career and how you deal with that makes you the player you are.

"I'm probably still not 100 percent. I had one preseason game and today. We are training hard and I am sure it will not be long before we are fully match fit."

He added: "I did not really have a chance on goal today which is always disappointing as a striker. It is the first game of the season and there is a long way to go. A lot of us are still getting our fitness. We are going to train hard again this week and be ready for next Saturday."

Spurs trailed after four minutes at Goodison Park following Ross Barkley's fortuitous free kick. But they rallied after the break and equalised through Erik Lamela's header.

Kane admits Spurs were not at the their best in the first half but felt they deserved to win the match after forcing two fine saves from Toffees' goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg late on.

"Obviously, we did not start very well, going behind early like that, and we were not at our normal tempo," Kane said. "We wanted to start fast but we did not do that. But the second half was totally different. I thought we dominated the game and should have gone on to win it. The 'keeper has pulled off a couple of very good saves. Overall it is an alright result but there is plenty to work on for next week.

"The tempo was not quick enough, passing the ball. When you play a team playing five at the back they are going to make it difficult switching the ball. We just had to be quicker switching the ball and I thought we did that in the second half."

Spurs finished third last season -- their highest-ever finish in the Premier League -- but collapsed in their final four matches, picking up two points from 12 and finishing with a humiliating 5-1 defeat at relegated Newcastle.

Kane feels Spurs are well-placed to be better this season and believes new signings Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen, who made their debuts on Merseyside, will prove astute additions.

"We want to be better and improve," he said. "There are a lot of clubs who have bought a lot of players and felt like they needed to strengthen their squad. We have brought in a couple of really good signings who are going to make a difference this year. We are a team who have stuck together. We have been through it together and learned from that experience together. Hopefully we can push on this year and do even better.

"It was a disappointing end to what was a great season. It is something we have got to learn from. As players we know what we did wrong and what we have got to work on this year. Hopefully we can do that."