Keown: This Spurs ace can emulate Real Madrid legend if he does this
By Matt Bullin
Martin Keown has admitted Tottenham striker Harry Kane can emulate Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal scoring record if he stays fit.
The Real Madrid star bagged two goals on Wednesday night as his side beat Celta Vigo 4-1 at Estadio Municipal de Balaidos.
The strikes moved Ronaldo onto 367 career league goals, which means he’s overtaken Jimmy Greaves’ record (366) for the most goals scored in Europe’s five major leagues.
The 32-year-old Portuguese star has now bagged 39 goals in all competitions this term.
Harry Kane, 23, has a long way to go to match Ronaldo’s scoring records, but he has made a decent start to his career, and has bagged 28 goals in 36 league and cup games this term.
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But Arsenal legend Keown believes Kane could beat Ronaldo’s record.
Writing in his Tackle Keown column in the Daily Mail, he said: “If Harry Kane stays pivotal to Tottenham’s success, clear of injury for at least the next 10 seasons and keeps scoring at his current rate then he has a chance of emulating Ronaldo.
“But it is phenomenally difficult to be that consistent over such a long period of time. A lot of things have to go right.”
The 23-year-old currently sits on 71 Premier League goals, and 92 in all competitions for Spurs, he also has five goals for England from his 17 appearances.
With second-place in the Premier League already wrapped up, Tottenham face Leicester on Thursday night in their penultimate game of the season.
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