By Amir Mir
Jamie Carragher hilariously stated that Romelu Lukaku would have gone to bed after Tottenham striker Harry Kane scored the second of his four goals against Leicester.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side beat the Foxes 6-1 away from home in an impressive performance, which saw Kane find the back of the net on four occasions added to his assist.
Before the match at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night, Everton frontman Lukaku was leading the scoring charts in the Premier League by two goals.
But Kane’s four goals means he is now on course to win the golden boot going into the last day of the season this Sunday.
Speaking on Sky Sports 1 on Thursday night after Spurs’ win, Carragher stated what Lukaku would be thinking after Kane’s blitz in the Midlands.
“Every striker, all they say is ‘all that matters is the team and getting the three points’. They are all liars,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“They go into the game and they want to get goals, especially the position Kane is in. He was saying, ‘I get one or two’ put pressure on Lukaku and Sanchez going into the last game. You can just see it with a smile on his face to be two ahead, Lukaku won’t be able to sleep tonight. He won’t.
“To pick that up and think leading going into the last game and then he goes two ahead and he [Lukaku] is watching that game. I mean, he probably went to bed when he got two. Didn’t want to see anymore.”
Ronald Koeman’s side will travel to Arsenal on the last day of the season, while Tottenham will be on the road against already-relegated Hull.
If Kane can match or better the goals Lukaku scores at the Emirates then he would have secured back-to-back golden boot awards.
However, the duo are not the only ones in the running for the top prize, with Alexis Sanchez three goals behind Kane and an unlikely figure to win the award with one match of the season remaining.
Kane has played 29 games during his injury-hit campaign for Spurs, scoring an impressive 26 goals, including six goals in his last four games.
By contrast, Lukaku has found the back of the net on 24 occasions from his 36 league matches but he has not scored in his last four games.