Sky Sports pundit delivers verdict on PL Golden Boot race, this is where Tottenham's Kane will finish
By Matt Farr
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes Tottenham striker Harry Kane will finish as the Premier League’s top goalscorer this season.
The 23-year-old has scored 26 goals from 29 league appearances this season, having netted an incredible four goals during the thumping 6-1 win over Leicester on Thursday night.
His four-goal haul sees the Tottenham goalscorer move above both Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.
But Carragher believes that Kane, who finished as the Premier League’s top goalscorer last season with 22 goals, will beat his rivals to the award, and he already holds the advantage.
When asked if he expects Kane to win the Golden Boot, Carragher told Sky Sports ahead of their clash with Leciester: “I think he will, yes.
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“I think Harry Kane, with him having the extra game, and the opposition that’s involved, you have to think he’s got a great chance.”
Carragher’s reasoning for Kane winning the award was that the striker would have two bites of the cherry compared to his rivals, with Spurs boasting a game in-hand over both Arsenal and Everton.
Meanwhile, the former Liverpool defender also admitted that Kane’s task would be made all the more easier given the quality of Tottenham’s final opponents, Leicester and Hull.
Kane proved Carragher’s point by breaking free of the Leicester defence on four occasions to fire past Kasper Schmeichel at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night.
Tottenham take on relegated Hull at the KCOM Stadium on Sunday, while Lukaku and Sanchez go head-to-head when Arsenal and Everton meet at the Emirates.
In other Tottenham news, Carragher insists that this 24-year-old attacker is exactly what Spurs want.