COMMENT By Matt Farr
Harry Kane was the talk of the town following Tottenham’s 6-1 win over Leicester on Thursday night.
The 23-year-old striker was in stunning form as he netted four goals past a woeful Leicester defence, but the Tottenham hitman deserves great credit for his exploits.
Kane had just one thing on his mind ahead of the visit to the King Power Stadium, and that was to keep his hopes alive in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.
He began the game two goals off the lead, which was held by Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, while he was also one goal adrift of Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.
For most strikers, one goal might have been enough to ensure a thrilling battle on the final day between the Premier League’s three hottest goalscorers.
But not Kane. Instead, the Tottenham regular not only surged past Sanchez and drew level with Lukaku, but he also went one step further to set the standard.
He now boasts a two-goal advantage over his Everton rival heading into Sunday’s Premier League finale, sitting comfortably on 26 goals from just 29 league appearances – and is likely to add more against Hull.
But where does Kane go now? It will be an extremely tough ask for him to replicate, or even better his current form next term, particularly with the move to Wembley.
Kane himself has set himself a target of reaching 100 league goals by the end of the next season, meaning he needs another 25 goals to reach a feat that only 26 others have achieved in Premier League history.
You’d put your house on him to do that, though. He has improved year after year, and it is clear that there is no stopping him when he hits his stride. The sky really is the limit.
He finished as the Premier League’s top goalscorer last season, and was runner-up to Sergio Aguero the year before.
He’s always been in contention, and given he is still just 23 years of age, we are looking at a potential great – a new Alan Shearer, if you will.
Shearer, who currently holds the current Premier League goalscoring record, has previously challenged Kane to break his own record, and if he can hit 100 league goals by the time he is 25 (next summer), Shearer’s 260 goals would surely be a walk in the park.
In other Tottenham news, Alan Curbishley has issued a message to Daniel Levy, this is what he must do this summer.